it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

  • Mood:
  • Music:

and if the music stops there is only the sound of the rain

1323 words on Pinion this morning. 195 pages, counting notes and signposts. This one wants chapters with titles for some reason, and here is the TOC so far:

1. light from a high window       3
2. they know all, that dwell in the silent kitchens        13
3. the mute resurrected        22
4. of course she fell        33
5. outside rule        43
6. the beast in the heart of the world        57
7: the beat of parasite wings        66
8. poison angels        82
9. what it means to be a princess        98
10. all that heaven and none for thee        108
11. her own salt        121
12: bats on a space ship        130
13. the deck        145
14. evidence of war        156
15. sweet things grow in the cold        170
16. chapter title        184

Chapter 16 obviously is still waiting to find its title, and 12 needs a better one.

I have stopped because I need to figure out exactly what Ariane did to provoke Perceval, and why Perceval doesn't want to talk about it. This will no doubt necessitate a trip to the gym and some time on the ski machine to unstick my head, which is good, because it will get me that much closer to Buckland.

Last couple of impertinent questions:

1) Write, submit, go to cons and hang out with other writers, find a good critique group who will honestly tell you what is broken and listen to them, read slush, write, submit, write, submit. Alas, there is no shortcut that I am aware of. Unless you happen to be scott_lynch, and touched by a publishing angel. 



Honestly? It helps to have been so completely miserable and trapped that you really appreciate not being miserable anymore. If you want to drop me an email, you know, I can go into detail.
Tags: jacob's ladder, progress notes, twenty questions

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