December 8th, 2007

mountain k2

the slow steady grind of a rewrite

I've been working through the rewrite of "Real Space" the last few days. I'm trying to get it into some sort of shape so I can send it to SacSpec for our Wednesday meeting. Unfortunately, I really should send it out today as I want them to have enough time for reading.

This is the first rewrite of a story I previously wrote under my new "two stories a month" (ie, 500 words/day) plan. The first draft was in rather rough shape, so the rewrite is going slow. I'm finding myself working on character, on plot and on setting all at the same time. I think I'm making it better, but that could just be the after effect of jettisoning and rewriting an entire scene. Urf.

I might not make it all the way through the story (in fact, I know I won't). But we'll see how far I get and send SacSpec what I have, probably the first 2-3 scenes or about 4000 words. I'm taking a break now to go see "The Golden Compass" with E, then I'll get back to it tonight. And I should write some more on "When Crogdor Came Back", which has been languishing.

This stuff isn't easy, is it? No, it is not.