Posted Sunday, 07/26/20
Guess what I pack first for a camping trip? My "book bag." It includes pens, paper clips, sticky notes, spiral notebooks, printed material from the current book I'm writing (Bloodlust), research notes, my iPad and the current book I'm reading (not writing). We recently invested in a laptop, so it comes along for the ride as well.
A few weeks ago, we went on another camping trip, this time spending five days at Wolf Creek Pass in the Uinta Mountains. We found the perfect spot to camp, just off the road and down a slight incline. It had its own fire pit and plenty of trees to provide shade. However, because of the season, we were inundated with dust and flies. Jerry put up a flytrap, which filled up rather quickly. We also had a stampede of sheep run through our camp, which I managed to get on film.
We usually spent mornings riding the ATVs through different trails, but I tried to reserve every afternoon for writing.
I'm making steady progress on Bloodlust, thankfully. I'm onto my second notebook of handwritten notes, the first being filled during the camping trip. The storyline is moving along fairly smoothly, just a few bumps here and there, but I'm happy with it for the most part. One of my aims is to make sure it transitions easily into the third and final book of the trilogy, Blood & Soul. So far, I'm succeeding.
I'm still shooting for an autumn completion date for Bloodlust, with editing to begin right after that.
Wish me luck. ;)