First an announcement: Hey, all! I have an early paperback copy of Titan Magic
where the printer slipped and the cover came out slightly off-center. Because of this, I can't sell it, and I really don't want to throw it away. So I've decided to give it to someone who might want to read the book but can't buy it for whatever reason. If you're someone who meets that description, let me know! I will mail my extra copy to you. Edit: The book has found a home.
And now I can ramble.
I am so unbelievably sick, you guys. I've had the flu for a week, and it looks like I'll be coughing for another week, at least. What sucks the most about this is how it slows down revision for me. When I revise/edit, I tend to read aloud. It helps me find the music of the piece, the rhythm and flow. I can more easily hear passages that cause me to stumble. A sore throat makes hours of reading aloud a lot harder.
But here's where two
s make a
. Draft #1 of Titan Magic 2
is an absolute maze of insanity. Reading it aloud right off the bat is not going to work. So, as my voice is shot, I've been going through it, scene by scene, and making an outline. When that's done I'll be able to take it apart and piece it back together in a more organized way. And THEN I will start reading it aloud. Hopefully, by that time, my voice is back. This has not been fun, I'll tell you, but breaking the manuscript into clearly labeled parts is probably the best thing I could have done for it. This is going to make things much more manageable.
And I'm glad my DA account won't be completely inactive while I'm working through the horror that is revision. Next week, I get to start sharing Chemistry
with you all.
I'm a little nervous about it because it's so unlike anything I've shared in the past. Most people tend to write all in one style, at least to start. That's how you build an audience of people who know what to expect from you and like what you've done in the past. But I'm being an odd duck and putting out something completely different for my "sophomore effort." I suppose that's just me, though. It's like Alice said: "I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it."
Anyway, thanks for reading, everyone!
See you around!