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

a novel is never so much finished as abandoned

All right. There's a good deal of [insert scene here] [go back and make sure this person has some characterization] and [and then a miracle occurs], but I'm bloody well calling that a draft. Despite the fact that the entire last chapter consist of random lines of dialogue sprinkled between notes on what the plot does.

I remember when my drafts had narratives. I guess I quit worrying about that so much when I realized I would be tearing all that out and putting in something different next time.

Right now, I keep wishing I had time to start this thing over from scratch, because I know these people so much better now.

Well, that's what revision is for.

Tomorrow, I need to dowork on my book review column.I would rather be at my D&D game, mind you.

Realms of Fantasy column: October 8
Viable Paradise: October 1-10
World Fantasy: October 28-31
Range of Ghosts: November 2 (still needs revision)
"Uniform": November 15
Darkover: November 26-28
The book proposal currently known as Gotham.
Silverberg homage story: Dec 31
"Ligature": January 15 2011
New Amsterdam IV & chapbook: March 2011
Leprecon 37: May 6-8
Eurocon: June 17-19 2011 (barring volcanoes)
Fourth Street Fantasy Conversation: June 23-26 2011
"The Shaded King": Autumn 2011
Shattered Pillars: November 2 2011
An Apprentice to Elves: December 1 2011 (with [info]truepenny)
The Steles of the Sky : November 2012

No fixed deadline:

Karen Memory
(unless its name is actually Salt Water)
REZ (formely known at the Singularity Rent novel)
Unsuitable Metal
"Untitled Space Opera Thingy"
"Patience & Fortitude" (aka The Mighty Drag Werewolf story)
"Steel Something"
"Posthumous Jonson"
"Untitled Cyberdragon Story"
"The Slaughtered Lamb"
"The Death of Terrestrial Radio"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"
"Möbius Heart"

Tags: --30--, honeydew, range of ghosts, walk to the end of the draft, with your draft or on it

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