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Another little Restraint progress report

For those keeping track, Restraint is almost done. I sent chapter 38 to my wonderful beta a few days ago.

My beta, who is at this moment somewhere over the Atlantic on her way home to Scotland from visiting me (and, okay, Yellowstone and a great deal of the American West in between) will probably not have enough brain cells active to look at it for a few days, but I've learned the hard way not to post without her input. So hang in there: it's coming!

Meanwhile, I'm about halfway done with chapter 39. It has mineral hot springs in it, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.

The final chapter--probably 42--and the epilogue are already written, and I've got several scenes completed for the two bridging chapters, so we're almost there.

The seed of Restraint was planted in October 2008, so it will be a massive two year old tree of 200,000+ words when it's done.

I honestly don't know who I'll be without this story.

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Sep. 21st, 2010 09:05 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the update! Lol I can't stop thinking about them and what they may be up to at their new house. Mineral hot springs, eh? *dies with anticipation*
Sep. 21st, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
Hee! French mineral hot springs...
Sep. 21st, 2010 11:34 am (UTC)
Sep. 21st, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have a kind of sequel in mind, actually. Not sure if I'm capable of accomplishing the vision, but it's there.

And your icon is just...*guh*
Sep. 21st, 2010 11:53 am (UTC)
I'm excited to read the rest, and when it's done I'll keep reading your journal. 'Cause you rock, hon. :)
Sep. 21st, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks!

And of course, there will (by the grace of pandarus) be Part IV in podfic to look forward to--which I'm really excited about.
Sep. 21st, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
You'll be the woman who wrote Restraint, of course!

Thanks for the update; I've been keeping my eyes open for the next chapter.
Sep. 21st, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
I've become so accustomed to being the woman who is writing Restraint that I'm not sure whether it will be possible to become the woman who's writing something new.

I felt that way after finishing my last long fic, and there was at least a three year hiatus in between. I don't think I could stand that this time.
Sep. 21st, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
Who you'll be? Someone with the talent to create a massive project that is greatly enjoyed, plus the chops and the stick-toitiveness to finish it.

I think you should write about a daguerrotypist and a painter who argue a lot about whether painting still has any validity. Only, after a suitable refractory period for rest and relaxation.
Sep. 21st, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
GMTA, baby. I don't want to be spoilery, but that scene, in some sort, is already written.
Sep. 28th, 2010 10:09 am (UTC)
I am so impressed. That's a lot of words (and work!). Can't wait to read it.
Sep. 28th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's nice to think that you'll give it a try, and I hope you enjoy it if you do.
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