Editing Central, and Other Writing Tidbits

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Happy Wednesday, darlings.

So, here’s the gist with writing…I’m editing Rising as we speak. It is EdMo, after all, right? This poor project has been in the works for about 2-1/2 years and is in need of some serious love.

Somewhere along the line, I thought changing up the PoV would be fun. No. And, apparently I dabbled with tense. It’s a hideous combo of first-person-current and third-person-past. Yeah, I don’t know, either. The worst part is these aren’t abrupt changes. Like, I didn’t decide halfway through to have it third-person-past. No, no. It’s every other scene and/or chapter. Clearly, step 1 has been cleaning up that mess.

Which leads me to basically a whole dynamic switch. Not the relationship between main characters, but how the story develops. It’s been a few months since I last looked at Rising so there’s been revelations about motive, means, back story leaks, etc.

I also need to write the blurb, format and get cover art. And I need to do it in 20 days. Well, 19. Less, if you consider that most of this is getting done on my days off.

Here’s the other thing. When I first decided to write, this project was my first idea and outline. I’ve learned a lot since then and I’m hoping to bring that knowledge to the table when I publish on the 31st. *fingers crossed*

I’m also in research mode with VC. Again. Or, still. It’s difficult to write a multi-generational fantasy set in forever ago times when it’s based on the Wheel of the Year. Eight stories, each with their own underlying theme, coming together in a flawless collection. My ideas for this keep changing, which sucks. For example, I just had the idea it could be a giant prologue to the Bayou Project – which is also sorta multi-generational fantasy. They’re each their own thing, of course, but I’m kinda diggin’ the theme. I just need to nail down the plans for this, because it’s going live on December 1.

Thankfully, there’s 2 rounds of CampNaNo and NaNoWriMo to look forward to!

For now, though…one thing at a time.

Mostly.

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