The first sixty pages of Ohio 3 held up fine. Starting on manuscript page 61, I went in exactly the wrong direction, dropped the really good local character I had in place for one who broke my otherwise tight worldbuilding through two novels and the start of this one all to shit, threw in a… Continue reading Here’s that Wrong Left Turn In Albuquerque… and it’s as bad as I dreaded.
Category: WRITING CLASSES
Starting the Ohio 3 Read-through/Revision
Okay. I have the manuscript printed out. I did some brainstorming in the shower on how I can save as much of what I remember of the story as possible WITHOUT breaking what I did in the first two books, or the last two. Worst case, I’ll end up writing a completely new novel. That’s… Continue reading Starting the Ohio 3 Read-through/Revision
Ohio 2 Revision: To page 398 of 431
Pretty decent day. This part of the book took significant reworking, and I’m betting this is going to be one of the places where my editor finds out I struggled a bit. But I love what I finally ended up with. And I stand a pretty good chance of finishing the revision on Monday. I… Continue reading Ohio 2 Revision: To page 398 of 431
Revised Ohio 2 through page 369 — and very happy with my progress.
Today was one of the weirder parts of Book 2, and it’s been a while since I’ve seen it. I was afraid it might not hold up. But it did. I found myself laughing in the right places, and getting choked up in the right places, and while there were some story issues I had… Continue reading Revised Ohio 2 through page 369 — and very happy with my progress.
To manuscript page 228 on the type-in
Today was tough. I had a LOT of hand-written stuff that had to be typed in, and a number of existing pages that had to be either heavily re-written or deleted entirely. Writing-wise, it was a good day, in that I love this story and the way all the pieces are coming together. But it… Continue reading To manuscript page 228 on the type-in
74 pages of revision progress on Ohio 2
The words went really well. Don’t know how many I added today — but it was a fair number. And I like what I got. I’m very grateful I’ve got a weekend starting, though. I’m tired, and I’ll be grateful for two days of when I don’t have to do anything writing-related.
OHIO 2 REVISION: Made it to manuscript page 134 of the Ohio 2 type-in.
And in this particular set of chapters, I’ve managed to make myself cry a couple of times. The fixes in this section have been mostly small (typos, spellos, extra spaces), and the couple of bigger changes let me add a bit more emotion to the terrible thing that my main character is discovering. It was… Continue reading OHIO 2 REVISION: Made it to manuscript page 134 of the Ohio 2 type-in.
Some days go more smoothly than others. Ohio Two Revision
This is such a weird job. Going through the type-in revision of Book Two this morning, I both laughed my ass off and then cried typing in the same scene. That particular LONG scene, now revised, held up pretty well from when I wrote Ohio 2, though I had a couple of complex fixes due… Continue reading Some days go more smoothly than others. Ohio Two Revision
So today I start the type-in of the Ohio 2 Revision
I was up at six, (when you’re fasting, it’s weirdly easy to roll out of bed at the crack of dawn and be through the shower, done with the first cup of coffee, before seven AM… and at my desk and finished with necessary work emails and the one help desk ticket only I could do… Continue reading So today I start the type-in of the Ohio 2 Revision
Today I hit a messy part of the manuscript…
I had a small fight with myself over whether to keep two short-term characters and the scene that included them, and after some struggle and bouncing my arguments around with myself, I let them stay. They tie into an earlier incident, and my conclusion with them in this book does offer some promise that today’s… Continue reading Today I hit a messy part of the manuscript…