I have 5 chapters left in the rewrite of “The Priestess, the Protector”. Because of the poorly written battle scene in draft one, along with major changes in motivation and characterization, about half of what I had written in the first draft is unusable.
Some of you will know what I’m talking about, others will not.
Editing and rewriting has been ongoing on the novel. Along with improving the general quality of the writing, I’ve been changing it from 3rd person to 1st person point of view. Also, I’ve changed Mirian’s motivation in the story from rescuing the prophet / father figure to rescuing her sister.
So I was sitting on the couch yesterday when another story idea hit me. Having learned my lesson from Llaewyn and the lack of sleep he inflicted on me for not writing his bit down, I captured this one right away. It’s rough, and probably sucks, but this is what I had. Realistically, this one page would probably span a couple chapters before I get to the “letter” at the bottom.
On a positive note, having another story idea means that I might *not* be faking it as a writer. Right?
I’ve set up another blog dedicated to chronicling the build of my costume for D*C 2013. If you want to follow along, go here:
follow the link and play along. 1000 bonus internet points to everyone who subscribes to the feed!
Once my lovely wife gets her pictures uploaded, I’ll make a public Picasa album and share them.
I’m prepping for next year already. I’m making a “Death” costume. I’m chronicling the build at my other website:
I already have reservations at a hotel for next year. Deciding who we’re buying tickets for is ongoing. I am sure all 5 of us will be going again, but I’m not sure which kids to buy for, and which to ‘let’ buy their own.
Excited, exhausted, and happy as I can be. D*C 2012 is in the bag.
I leavethe photography duties to my wife. Once we get the pictures off the camera, I’ll post them somewhere for everyone to see.