Cherie Priest

Tiny Godzilla since 1975

Winding Down

2 years, 8 months ago, in the early evening

My poor, battered, insufficiently good initial draft of Inexplicables is starting to shape up into something less appalling, which is good – considering it was due weeks ago, and it NEEDS to go by the end of the month. Plus or minus a day or two. I hope. *ahem*

I started by removing about 14,000 words (yes that’s a lot shut up they were bad words moving right along), then I took my editor’s notes to heart and filled in the holes/rearranged various assorted bits. The present incarnation of this thing is about 108,000 words, with another couple thousand to go. One more scene.

It’s a pretty significant scene, and I’m not sure if I can or should start it tonight, as it’s getting late and I’m sort of feeling the burn-out right now. But then again, the sooner I kill it, the sooner I can start back at the beginning – making sure that this whole thing hangs together and doesn’t suck. (This will take me several days.)

I don’t know. I’ll make myself some supper and see how I feel about it tonight.

Anyway, now that there is a Dubstep Cat, I’m not sure reality even matters anymore.



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  • Ian Alexander Martin says on: January 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm

     

    There’s a look around the 20 second mark that really resembles “look, all of this is probably going to be great, but I’m not going to put-up with much more. Do you get me, ‘Upright Hairless Cat Creature’?

    But, oh yes: this is good enough to watch twice.

    So we did.

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