Sunday, September 16, 2007

Where to?

I've handed off a copy of my latest story to Anne, and am awaiting her opinion of it as is. This means I should probably either start working on my next story, or go back and work on the first, cleaning up the ending. I am leaning towards the latter. I don't feel like I am allowed to move on yet, somehow, and I kind of don't feel like working on that particular story. On the other hand, I do kind of feel like working on the fourth story, but I don't really want to jump the gun.

I started readings some of the what's been written so far of the third story. I don't know what to make of it. I have this sneaking dread that I might have to completely rewrite it, start over, that the story is tonally all wrong, or at least the method of telling it, the diction, is wrong for the character. On the other hand, I kind of like the tone of it, whether it fits the character or not. There are a lot of errors. Perhaps if I clean up the errors, iron out the sentences, it might become closer to the piece that I envision.

I need to come up with better titles for these blog posts. Maybe a system or something. Or just dates.


Well, I finally got around to editing that last thing, which I had been putting off for a while. I am not sure if it is completely done, but I think I have reached a point where I want feedback before I go any further. I guess this means I need to go back and do the edits on the last story that I know I need to do. Still, maybe tomorrow I will just dust off that third story and start working on that instead, or at least get the juices flowing on it again. I really hate editing. And typing things I write in notebooks. Still, I really do need to go back and edit that last thing. Humbug.

I'm rereading Neuromancer, by William Gibson, right now. Molly's awesome. I bought a copy of Mona Lisa Overdrive, which I am putting off starting until I finish this one. I can't wait. Been reading a lot of Gibson interviews lately too. Interesting talker. Lots of interesting takes on things. I like him. It's always nice to think that an author isn't a prick.