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On Editing "The Deluge", Part 2

October 24, 2015

From April 20, 2012

 

​Just a quick update this morning. I'm still editing The Deluge and though I'm having a lot of fun doing it, it's become a little overwhelming. Last week, at about the half-way point, I had a brainwave and almost rewrote the second half of the book. The new idea was so enticing, but after mulling it over I discovered that the added storyline would not have worked in the end. I was actually quite happy it didn't work out. If I had to rewrite 150 pages, I wouldn't be done with this book for another year and I'm not sure if I'm ready for that kind of continued commitment with this project. That and I'm elbow-deep in the third book and I'm anxious to get back to writing it. I'm really excited about the third book at this point. The idea generator's been working overtime on it and I feel that it's going to reach a depth that the first two books could not. I feel that this series will be a living example of my writing evolution. I remember about halfway through writing The Deluge, I thought to myself "Wow, this is so much better than the first one." I hope to always have that feel while writing. I want to have a sense of continued growth.

I'll let you know my progress with The Deluge and EIA#3.

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