I've been neglecting my blog. I've set myself a target of having the beta-version of the final Demi-Monde book 'The Demi-Monde: Fall' finished by the end of August and although the first half of the book (confusingly called 'Book 1) which takes place inside the Demi-Monde is in pretty good shape, the second half (you've guessed it 'Book 2'!) which takes place in the Real Wolrd has proven to be a real pig.
In Book 2 I'm trying to pull together three main plot threads which although interlinked are bloody complicated in their own right so all I seem to have been doing is wrting reams and reams of exposition. Not terribly exciting to write and a damned sight less exciting to read. It all came to a head this morning when I sat down at the keyboard and hadn't a bloody clue what I was doing there. As I've always found from experience the last thing to do is give up, so I started writing 'filler': bits I might be able to use to up the thrill quotient in the story. Once I've got some mileage done I always feel better, so after ponding out 1,500 words of total crap I had a little ponder and bits started to drop into place. It ain't perfect and it'll need me to go back and re-write a couple of chunks I'd thought were done and dusted but there is certainly light at the end of the tunnel.
I've also got a killer twist for a denouement.