Welcome all, Republicans, Democrats, others. I don’t really subscribe to this divide, but you’re all welcome on this here blog.
You might have notice a “slight” slowing down here in recent weeks and I just wanted to update you on the current state of affairs. I promise that on this SOTU, you will get the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me god.
So what have I been up to?
Well, first and foremost, as advertised – I’m busy with the re-write of my finished first draft. In case you were wondering, This is not the process of crossing all my T’s and dotting all my I’s. What this process involve is another review of my objectives, the character’s development, the plot. I want to make sure there are no gaping plot holes, ensure that the story is actually told as promised, my main character go through the full transformation, that the other characters play a role that justifies their existence in my tale.
As you can see, it’s call re-write because the probability of having to re-write some of what I already did in the first draft is about a 100%.
I’m done with about 60% of the text, so pretty satisfied with my progress here, and at the same time, that means I’m really engaged in this process – which comes to explain the main reason for the relative slowness of updates on my blog.
Before taking on this laborious task, I gave myself a month to let the first draft sit. In the meanwhile I binge-watched the second season of “The Americans” (Fantastic season, better than the first) and the mini-series “The honorable woman” (great series! Wish I saw it before I started this book). I finished reading Tad Williams’ “Sleeping late on judgment day” which is the final installment of the Bobby Dollar trilogy. I can’t say enough about Tad Williams. The greatest living fantasy/Sci-Fi writer I know. I also started Ursula Le-Guin’s “The Dispossessed” and Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451“, both of which I’m finding immensely satisfying reads. So there. Some R&R before renewing efforts on my project.
Another thing that happened, and happens, is obviously life. Not whining here, as my problems are of the infamous 1st world ones. Work, family etc. Suffice to say that one should always consider too much work as preferable to the alternative, and family? well, that was a conscious choice wasn’t it? 🙂
Other than that, as is dictated by the Murphy set of laws, of course that while I’m excited about working to finalize my book, new ides keep popping up in my head. The danger here is clear and imminent. Distraction. So for now, I am writing these down and focusing on the tasks at hand.
This book WILL see the light of day in 2015. I hope that this will happen well inside Q1.
In the meanwhile, thanks for stopping by again. I will not neglect this outlet and you can surely expect to find some cool stuff in the coming weeks.
Until next time, feel free to leave comments, questions or request down here and I will see you soon!