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Progress And Distractions

Progress And Distractions

It’s been nearly a week since I told you I was rewriting the first Death and Fairies book, so I figured it was time for a progress update. Consistency I’m a fast writer, but I’m also an inconsistent writer. Sure, I can write 5,000 words in an hour, but I’ll only write for one hour, and then I might not write again for a couple of days. Part of this is due to my wrists — some days I have…

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Butterflies And Planning

Butterflies And Planning

It seems like covering one of my walls with plot notes paid off: I finally finished the third draft of Butterfly of Night on Friday night. Well, Saturday morning, really, since it was about 2am by the time I finally wrote ‘The End’. Except I wrote ‘Fino’ because the book uses Esperanto for chapter headers and so on. And it wasn’t really a case of ‘finally’, since I’d only been working on it for 22 days (or 23 if you…

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Drafts and Books

Drafts and Books

My Third Draft Is Still Alive! My third draft is now 20 (17) pages long now, so I’ve done six today. I’ve also reordered a large dollop of plot/character development, and I’m planning to add in a couple of extra characters too. It’s funny, isn’t it, how my second draft was almost the same as the first but better written, and my third draft is completely different? That’s what happens when you get a second opinion, though. I have a…

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