|Nose to the Grindstone: Braiding the Strands...tired
||[Nov. 14th, 2008|11:17 pm]
|[||Tags|||||the writing life||]|
|||||Vaughn-Williams "In the Fen Country"||]|
Got up to Chapter 35 and now I'm so tired I can't see straight. Well, 35 and part of 36--deciding to switch POVs again, I think at this point.
Have decided to dump four different chapters (hey, the book's not exactly *short*!) but I may post them on my website later.
We're all the way to Midsummer. There's a lot of book yet to come.
Posting dumped chapters on your website? Lovely idea, please do!
But then do you read the book first and then the dumped chapters, or vice versa?
I will read them either way.
If I post certain things early, it will come as a spoiler for people who are upset by spoilers. So it's going to have to be well-thought-out. Some background material, on the other hand, isn't spoilerish at all...and might ease in some people who haven't read Paks (but really, folks, go read Paks. In fact, read all five of the earlier books because there's connectivity. There *needs* to be connectivity to tell the story I want to tell.)
This will probably happen but not until this book is done, which (looking at calendar) is looking more and more difficult to accomplish by my personal "mail it off today" deadline. If I'd known the first draft would way over 200,000 words, I'd have bowed out of the anthology projects and cut short some trips.
But--I didn't, and here it is five days to liftoff and the shuttle still has no wings.
Oops five earlier books??? I read The Deed of Paksenarion which I understood only encompassed three books, I didn't know there were any more. I will have to check this out.
I'm sorry, I just checked this out and I have read the other books, the one's about Gird and his following, so please ignore my previous comment.