?

Log in

No account? Create an account
bear by san

March 2017

S M T W T F S
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
bear by san

Progress Notes

818 words on Bridge of Blood & Iron, finally, once I got that nasty character hiccup ironed out and got my characters into their places.

Pictures Ricardo Montalban warbling 'Places, people! Places!' and wishes for better drugs.

Page 138 of 500. Progress *is* being made. Also, it turns out that the subplot that I thought had nothing to do with the major plots and themes of the book, and was just there to keep a POV character busy until he was needed for the main plot, is, in fact, a major thematic element in the story and a piece of misdirection. This is really kind of exciting.

Also, somewhat slow going, this rewrite process, when the revisions are this intense. It becomes almost like writing a whole new book around the bones of the old one. Or possibly sewing a sasquatch suit to pack your monkey into, so people think it's a sasquatch and has been all along.

However, it's already becoming a richer, more complex book. Less about the journey of the protagonist, which is what it was before, and more about the journey of the world.

Interesting, that.

Also, wrote a long pointless backstory thing for a short story I've already finished (the backstory thing actually longer than the short story--writers is nuts) written yesterday and today. Not actual wordcount, because it's not for publication. But I had fun playing with the characters.

Comments

It's good to read someone else's take on rewriting, as I progress ever-so-slowly.
Bleh.

Rewriting is work. Sometimes very rewarding work, but it's lacking that fire of creativity thing, isn't it?
There's some fire--I've had some small inspirations, growing out of things in the draft I thought were offhand.

Also, some parts of my rewrite are completely new, since I added in a new character and a couple of new subplots.
I'm adding two POVs to mine, which means new characters and much shuffling and new writing.... but since I'm not discovering the story, but rather reinforcing the story, it's a whole different process.

Ah well: if was easy it wouldn't be fun. *g*
Ah well: if was easy it wouldn't be fun.

Yup.
Or possibly sewing a sasquatch suit to pack your monkey into, so people think it's a sasquatch and has been all along.

I adore you.

That's all.
Well, as long as it's not just myself I'm amusing the Hell out of. *g*
::grins at the backstory::

That rings a rather large bell, but playing with characters is fu-un ;p

And yay for you on the rewrite stakes.

Writers is nuts, after all.
We wouldn't write if we weren't