Just about done with the first pass on Black Desert line edits. Not actually typing them in, mind, just bleeding over the manuscript, which is a mess (yes, that sounds messy, doesn’t it?). There’s this very obvious chunk of the book where I’m just dithering away until I can come up with the ending (ie get Nyx back in the picture), and I cut out a whole chapter last night to help get over that long, boring pre-ending. I was feeling pretty pessimistic about the whole bloody thing until I pushed past that lull. Then Nyx shows back up, and the book starts again. I’m really going to need to work on that. The secondary characters should be strong enough to carry the book for four chapters, and right now, they aren’t. Things which must be fixt….
In other news, I’m thinking about writing some short fiction again. I think some of my struggle is just that I’ve been spending so long working in one world, in one medium. I love writing novels, and I love this world, but I’ve been working on bel dame novels, in one way or another, since 2003.
How time flies.