Monday, February 27, 2006

Hi! Remember me? Sorry I haven't been updating you like I promised, but you'll be happy to know that's because I've been doing some serious kick-ass writing.

The long and short of it is this: it's flowing, but -- with 9 or 10 sections still to write -- some stuff is going to have to be cut back. That's not necessarily a bad thing, because some if it could also prove to be repetitious. Let's see how it goes.

I apologize for not offering you any insights, but, well... wait a minute. Yes, I am offering you an insight: the process is never pretty, but the last few days are a nightmare in which every word looks wrong and every punctuation mark seems misplaced. (Do you even want to know how many times I've read and rewritten the first half of the book alone?) And if you don't believe me, ask Becky, who's just gone through the same thing.

So for those of you who want to be a writer, think about that very carefully. It can be incredibly rewarding, but it's not nearly as easy (or lucrative) as it looks from the outside.

Now that I've made the process seem like the bitch and a half it truly is, let me add that I've been getting some pretty positive feedback. If I live through Friday, I think When the Stars Come Out will be worth it.

I'll give another update the next time I come up for air.