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I'm In Deep

I'm nearly finished with the rewrite of Sand of Bone. Hmm. Rewrite sounds to small. It's turned into more of a total remodeling--the kind that involves stripping off three layers of disgusting wallpaper so the walls can be patched, ripping up tattered carpet so the original wood floors can be restored, replacing the windows, putting on a new roof, and upgrading the plumbing and electrical. Then I'll set to revisions--new brass hardware, intricate moldings, so on and so forth. By the time it's done, about the only thing I won't have done is jack the novel from its foundations to put it in a new location. (Been there, done that, see Sword and Chant.)

That means I'm not really updating anything else online right now. Other than playing on Twitter--where I can drop in and out of chats when I have the time--I've gone a tad quiet.

What's quite wonderful is I have in hand a novel written by one of my Viable Paradise classmates. That means I have the perfect bridge between my own writing sprints!

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sartorias
Feb. 14th, 2014 02:19 am (UTC)
Good going!

Know what you mean--I'm doing one of those, too.
blairmacg
Feb. 14th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
Ah, Sister! :) It's frustrating and thrilling at the same.

I'm pleased with the (still evolving) results, but I also know I'll find much in the middle that doesn't quite match the new opening and the new ending because somewhere in there keeping track of all the changes was overwhelmed with writing through to the end.
queenoftheskies
Feb. 14th, 2014 02:33 am (UTC)
Wow, I'm so impressed.

I wonder if you're reading the same version I read, or if it's a revised version.
blairmacg
Feb. 14th, 2014 02:35 am (UTC)
Don't think it impressive yet. I could have made it totally worse, like trying to turn a Victorian home into some Jetsons monstrosity. :)
queenoftheskies
Feb. 14th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
I always worry that I'm destroying my novels instead of making them better, but I have faith in you. I've read what you've written before and I know you'll do it right.
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