My muse demands bronzeriders, who knew?

I just finished writing 500 words or so about a bronzerider character I used to write for Telgar Weyr, the offline Pern fan club group I used to be in, and which is making noises about resurrecting itself lately. This is pertinent to my writing efforts because, for the first time in many months, I felt my brain leap at the idea of revisiting a lot of stories that I never did get to finish when the club fell over before.

So for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been distracted with that. Which is, I know I know, not exactly conducive to me getting Lament of the Dove done. But I can say this: after writing that snippet about J’marr, I felt a lot more sanguine about poking at Lament, and I fired up Chapter 20 and went through a couple of (fairly light) pages of editing until realizing I needed to bugger off to bed.

Apparently my muse has just been jonesing to write about a hot young bronzerider. If that’s what it takes to get my ass back in gear, I am happy to oblige it!

I’m still in Chapter 20, although my mental page pointer has moved ahead from page 4 to page 7. And now I’m in the good bit of this chapter–the scene with Faanshi trying to deal with what she’s discovered about Alarrah. Let’s see what happens next.

Edited tonight: Net loss of zero, actually, although I did take out a few words and put a few others in
Chapter 20 revised total: 4,509
Lament of the Dove revised total: 121,904

3 Replies to “My muse demands bronzeriders, who knew?”

    1. Oh yeah, I’m a longstanding Pern fan; I’ve got years’ worth of roleplay logs from the online Pern game I used to play on, in addition to the fic writing I did for the offline Telgar Weyr. :)

      And I’m a traditionalist when it comes to Pern novels. I need to go clear back to the original trilogy for my favorite… which I think right now remains Dragonquest, because it’s got F’lar and Lessa established in their relationship and I always cringed at the bit where F’lar gets hurt in the duel.

      I’m thinking I need to re-read the books I’ve got, though. It’s been a while. And I need to do some justice to the two recent ones I’ve bought and haven’t read yet.

  1. I think my favorite one is Dragonsinger, since it’s the very first book of hers that I read. I also like Dragonflight & Dragonquest (they were the next ones I read after the Harper series).

    The new books (McCaffrey + son) are alright. I read “Dragon’s Kin” and thought it was very very good, but wasn’t able to get into the next one I read (was it Dragon’s blood? Or something else?).

    I’m also a major fan of her Brainship novels, and the Freedom series wasn’t too bad either. :)

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