Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Sunborn Rewrite

I've been putting off writing this post, because I've been having a hard time dealing with the subject. If you're new here, I turned in my newest novel, Sunborn, back at the beginning of December. This is the long-delayed, way-overdue new volume in my continuing story called The Chaos Chronicles. It was a vast relief to have it done at last, and out of my hands. Gone. Done. Finished. On its way.

Well, my editor finally finished going through it and came back to me with revision requests. This is not unusual, and is part of the normal editing process. But...I so badly wanted to be done with this book that it hit me like a ton of bricks. (No, I do not want to rewrite the first fifty pages for the umpteenth time! I've been there, done that, don't want to do it again. I'm sick of it, do you hear me? Sick of it.) Well. That and a long scream will get you a headache.

So...I'm working on a revamped opening for the novel. I can't say I've gotten very far. Chalk some of it up to getting sick (cough cough), and some of it to our having a visiting Japanese exchange student for a week (what a sweetheart—but sometimes we were definitely lost in translation). But chalk most of it up to my brain's reluctance to go back to where it so recently trod...and trod...and trod.

I'll get there. But send good rewrite vibrations my way, okay? I need them.

Oh, hey—happy first day of Spring, everyone! (Everyone in the northern hemisphere, I mean. Happy first day of Fall, downunder!)

Celebrate by looking at a particularly beautiful picture of the moon, as seen from the International Space Station!

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At 6:46 PM, Blogger tsmacro said...

Gooooood, gooooood, goooood, gooooood vibrations! ;)

At 8:11 PM, Blogger Charlza said...

tsmacro...bah, I was going to say that. hehe

Jeff: either way you look at it, you are still closer to the goal :)

It was 75 here in Northeast Georgia today. Th windows are even open, but I'm sure we'll pay for in allergies.

At 12:51 AM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

Can you sing a couple more bars while I get the tune? :)

At 6:25 PM, Blogger Josh said...

Just pound the manuscript against the desk a bit. -rumble rumble-

At 9:07 PM, Blogger substandardTim said...

do you ever feel like just throwing in a few pages from some other famous novel just to see how well your editor is paying attention?

At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Kitty said...

Oh that is such a bummer. My committee chair in grad school used to write "This has the beginnings of a good paper" until I was ready to throw up.


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