Things are going relatively well, all told. I'm very far behind in many things, but writing isn't one of them. I manged to write two thousand words yesterday, and it didn't take all that much to get the ball rolling. I will be finishing chapter 18 and possibly 19 today. 18 is a new chapter that I inserted between two others. There are three such chapters that I placed to fill in some serious gaps that I noticed the last time I read through the manuscript. It's added some nice depth to a few characters that were lacking.
I'm really looking forward to these later sections in the book. There are some fights coming up that are going to be fun, not least of all because the first of them is going to bring one character into the know, as it were. It's going to be quite a shock for the poor bugger. Heh heh heh.
Something that makes me extremely happy about this write is that even though I'm not writing at the speed I'd like to be, I'm still having fun with the story. Normally at this stage, I'd be really flagging. It would be a slog to get through this part of the story.
Part of it is that I'm having fun with Celtic myth, which is an area of intense personal interest. Letting my imagination run riot in that world has been the most fun my brain has had in a long, long time.
Still in the writing scene, my search for an agent continues. I've queried a tonne and have received, thus far, three rejections. Some agencies don't send rejections, I've noticed, and their silence is indication that I was rejected. That's a rough take for me. I've come to expect that of publishing houses, but not really an agency. Still, everyone is trying to get published, it seems, and they must be insanely busy.
I'm really hoping that an agent likes my stuff, and they'll pick me up. I've hoped that before now, though, so I'm not holding my breath. Still, I've been dreaming about it an awful lot of late. Knock on wood and wish me luck.
Now I'm off to go play a bit more in Celtic mythology.