Saturday, April 17, 2010

the manuscript, he is finished

I've been head down, bum up finishing Shadowfae book #4, as yet untitled. I was running kinda close to deadline, so I went crazy for a week and wrote loads of words. My usual target is 2K a day. So what the hell, I did 5K a day. Exhausting. But I got that sucker written. 

Just goes to show, it's all in how bad you want it. And boy, did I want this book to be over :) I mean, I love it. I love these crazy fairy characters. But my brain is full. I need a rest. It was hard work.

So now I'm in revisions, cutting lazy words and identifying problems to be fixed. It's in reasonable shape, probably only a few days of work once it's trimmed. That's what I love about my outlining process: not much rewriting.

The trimming, on the other hand, is slow going. Hackity hack, slashity slash chop. Word by lousy word. Eh.

Apart from that... well, not a whole lot going on. 

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  1. Well done!
    My copy of Shadowfae arrived this morning... I shall be reading it as soon as I have finished my current book. :) I may or may not let you know what I think about it :)

  2. Great news with book # written (except for revisions being under way)!

  3. Ah, so that's why I do massive re-writes and you don't - you plan :) I'm thinking I need to go this way, so next time I catch up with you (probably Aussiecon), I'll have to ask how you go about it.

  4. Just found your books. Read the Shadowfae. Hooked. Page 72 of Shadowglass. I'm enjoying the perspective.

  5. Hey, thanks for dropping by! Glad you're enjoying the books :)

  6. Hey. When does book three come out?

  7. Dakini
    Thanks for that. Btw, Kane really needs a grrlfriend

  8. Re: Dakini
    LOL! Yes. Yes, he does :)