Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Why rewriting is fun

So, if the first draft is putting the clay on the wheel, then rewriting is where you shape that amorphous glob into a bowl or a vase.

And, here's a for instance for you...

I have two characters, and they interact.  Subconsciously, I clearly wanted there to be some kind of romantic relationship to exist, based upon the descriptions and the way they act. It's during the rewrite that I can go back and add in and flesh out that relationship, adding depth and subtext to their interactions.

The subconscious surprised me all the time.  It's way smarter than my conscious brain.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Final rewrite

Final rewrite of Project StrikeForce underway.  Hope to be line editing it next weekend.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Vampire novel finally finished

Time to put it aside for a month or two and go work on something else.

I'm feeling a little let down.  A sense of loss, like something's missing and I'm not sure what.  I keep turning around, thinking there's someone behind me.

Weird, I get this every time I finish a book.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Almost there

Just 10k words to go.  I have seen the Holy Land.  It's within sight.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ready Player One

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline.  What a fantastic book.  I loved it!  His knowledge and research on 80's culture and video games is outstanding!

If you grew up during the 80's, if you had any interaction with pop culture/geek culture, buy this book.