Monday, February 06, 2012

Light and Noise Discipline

By the time you read this, I'll be in the throes of editing The Cold Distance. I work a few posts ahead so that I can blog in what's laughingly referred to as 'spare time' (and I have a couple of stories about Spare Time that I'll write one of these days) and keep up with my writing.

My bible for a while.
So I'm blogging this to tell you that posting my be erratic for a while here. You may just get pictures, or glimpses of what I'm researching further to make the novel better. I've had enough time away from it (more than a month) and I've read a lot of other NaNo works in between that I can be dispassionate enough to go in and hack away at my darling. I've already got a list of scenes that need to be added and changed, and I know there will be a couple that will have to go so if you hear wailing and moaning on the levee, you'll know it's me and not the Hound of the Baskervilles.

The red pen is my friend and I have some spectacular notes and my copy of Browne & King. My goal is to have the book in a readable 'first' draft by the end of February. I think that's realistic and achievable. I see some of you nodding your heads sagely and saying "Sure it is, Jason..."

Well, it is. I believe in this book. It's best thing I've written and I know how to make it better. I'm not giving up, I'm not quitting. I'm just going to be quieter than usual for a while. Of course I'll still be up and running at The Confabulator Cafe every Friday and Sunday, so make sure you stop there and read not just me, but all the other fabulous writers I'm lucky enough to call my friends. You're going to see big things from us as a group and individuals.

My future is a little daunting, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. More in dribs and drabs over the coming weeks. You'll be among the first to know when I'm ready to rejoin the blogosphere on a regular basis here.

No comments: