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

  • Mood:
  • Music:

i must admit you kind of bore me

It's not actually a draft. But I'm calling it one. Because I have all the pieces of the thing that will eventually become a book: they're just in the wrong order and inside out and some clever things and what that boy I like calls "grace notes" are still to arrive. But I've gotten a whole narrative arc, at least... even if some of it isn't exactly written yet.

Because at this point, I know what I need to do. Which is, more or less, punt: stop writing forward, print the novel out, and begin the hard task of revising it into something that will eventually become the publishable manuscript. Or, to put it another way... it's time to take this sort of helter-skelter pile of novel bits and build an actual house out of it.

Which I may then drop on the nearest witch with stripy socks, which in this case would be me.

Let the post-novel ennui commence!

Hey, I've been meaning to catch up on Mythbusters and Flashpoint.

Tags: --30--, eternal sky

  • (no subject)

    A draft, a veritable draft. 3300 words today to finish off my untitled Shirley Jackson inspired SF story, which was supposed to be 7000 words and is…

  • home's a long long way from us

    WIJHKTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!! With extra letters. I just finished and handed in a draft of "Perfect Gun," a mil-SF short story about a boy…

  • that's me in the spotlight

    Karen woke me up at 5:45 this morning in order to write down two pages of draft introducing a villain and including the sentence, "Managing a…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded