Category: The Wreck of Heaven

  • Done, oh, done, OH DONE!

    The Revision that Would Not Die got a stake through the heart just a few minutes ago. I’ve finished it, got to keep the ending I loved, and everything came together. Tomorrow, typing. But not tonight. Tonight I just get to be happy. And DONE.

  • A mere 30 pages from the end

    Never underestimate the power of pain, and having lying down hurt as much as sitting up. I’ve done an enormous amount of writing, rewriting, and revising today, and only have thirty pages of The Wreck of Heaven‘s manuscript left at this point — and most of those page, I think, are going to get the…

  • A Snippet

    The set-up for this — it’s just a transitional piece, but it shows the effects of big magic a long way away, and the way worlds in the Sentinels’ universe connect. And it was fun to write, so I’m posting it here.

  • Tricky bits

    Falling back into the writing yesterday was tough — and I’d actually gone to bed with little done. Thanks to ending up sick, however, I got a lot more done than I thought I would; I got back up and manages to do six pages of an insert demonstrating the effects of magic on Earth…

  • Couple of days off

    I needed some think time. Not quite sure how to deal with the next bit of revision. I’ll have to figure it out when I get back up today, but Saturday and Sunday I actually took off — first time I’ve given myself a whole weekend in a while. And something silly: which Episode II…

  • Ended up doing all hand-rewrites yesterday

    I never made it to the writing computer. I am frustrated beyond words — this is the revision that will not end. I have less than a hundred pages left, and usually I would look at that and think, “Right, have it finished today.” This time, I don’t even dare guess. Next week? The week…

  • I should post a snippet of the new material from the revision

    I’ll look through stuff tonight and put something up tomorrow afternoon.

  • Time to grouse

    I’ve never written so much new material for a revision before in my life as I’m doing for The Wreck of Heaven. I’ve already done six new-from-scratch scenes that add an extra sixty pages to the manuscript. I’ve cut and rewritten and completely rethought two existing storylines, including the major one. I might have 20…

  • Good progress

    I only have about 3/4″ of manuscript (measuring the stack) left to edit on The Wreck of Heaven. I’m going to have an amazing amount of typing to do when I get the edits done, but I still think I’ll be able to get the clean manuscript and disk done this week. Matt’s fix on…

  • Unsticking a stuck story

    Had to quit last night when I was too tired to think my way out of an unnecessary stupidity Molly committed in the first version of the book. Today, I sat down, did four lines of a timed writing, including a couple of sentence fragments, and the idea for the fix slammed me between the…