Tuesday, 11 March 2014

#AmEditing

I'm editing at the moment -- hence the recent interruption to blogging -- and I am finding it all-consuming. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE editing, but with this particular novel, I did such a bad job on my first splurged draft there is a long and difficult editing journey ahead.

Seriously, my first draft was like this...
Avoid the obstacles and carry on...
I made it from A to B to C, but that's about all.
So now I'm faced with something like this...
Dead ends

One dimensional characters
Pot holes Plot holes
And there are no short cuts to putting them right.

I'm chipping away, little by little, day by day; sculpting this giant blot on my creative landscape into something meaningful and clever. And I'm not going to give up until I've told the story in the best possible way. It might look something like this...

Every page a thing of beauty
Or this...
Every character in her place















Or this...
Every spider perfectly formed

(Or all of the above.) But however it ends up, it may take some time...

So apologies for the lull in blogging. I'm not being tardy, I'm actually being quite creative. And having lots of fun.

Being creative means making some mess along the way...