Writing on The Shiver of the Gate has officially begun. I wrote ten pages last week. Obviously, I hope to increase that pace in the coming days and weeks (once my summer class is over at the end of the month, I’ll have all my nights free to work on it).
Unfortunately, the new writing desk I ordered is on backorder, so I won’t have it until the beginning of July. But that’s all right–it’s so damned hot in my apartment, I won’t be able to write there anyway. And by the time the desk comes, Widener Library will be on its summer school hours, and I’ll be able to use my carrel at night again. So basically, it’s June that’s going to be difficult.
The writing went smooth enough, however. I’ve also been polishing a few other projects, so writing is getting done, if not encessarily on the novel.
On a related note, I’m beginning to realize that a blog that chronicles one’s writing before one is famous does not make for a very interesting blog…