I hate to say it, but this week has been even less productive than last week. I’m still working on the self-indulgent non-postable fanfiction piece, but spending more time reading other people’s stories instead of my own. Oh well, there are always cycles aren’t there? I am hoping to get back into revision, but probably not this week. We’ll see.
Music has been really important to me with this story. It was when I started it all those years ago, and it is now again. I’ve been writing to what I am calling my short dark cello playlist. It starts with Barber’s Adagio, then goes into Yo Yo Ma Solo, and finishes with Nothing Else Matters – a cello cover of the Metallica song performed by Apocalyptica. Barber isn’t all cello, of course, but it has the same “darkness” as the others.
I’ve also been lighting rose candles and dragonsblood incense. It’s been a very sensual week.