Got, read, and comprehended the editorial letter from Jenn on Scardown. I understand what she wants, I agree with 95% of it, and I understand how to do maybe 50%.
Well, it's a start. And I don't actually have to worry about it until I do the heavy revision on Bridge of Blood and Iron, which I'm allotting the first three months of 2004 and I'm actually getting somewhat excited about.
After I do Scardown, I may try to figure out if the Eddas books can be salvaged.
I'm not actually expecting to start a new novel until the middle of next year some time, and I don't actually know which one it's likely to be. Depends on if anything sells, I imagine. If not, probably either Les Innocents or One-Eyed Jack, since there's no point in adding another book to any of the series while I'm still trying to sell the ones that are written.
I have plenty of time, and plenty of books to revise. Stuff can brew for a while.
I'm still Not Very Excited by The Stratford Man. But then, I've been doing a lot, and I am still making progress and know where the book is going. I'm just... very tired. And I want it done. But I'm too tired to get excited enough to burn through the ending on raw energy and excitement, and it is taking its own sweet time.
You know, I found myself missing Mingan and Cahey today. That may mean that the Edda of Burdens books are in fact still brewing back there.