Sunday, December 31, 2006

Why Book #4 isn't done yet

I was thinking about this during a discussion over at Compuserve's Books and Writers Forum, and other than sheer laziness, I'm sure a small part of it is fear. I'm about 2/3 through the first draft, but it's a slog. One of the things I miss is my innocence. Back when I was writing Pirate's Price I didn't know how badly I could screw up my writing, so I just wrote. Now I wrestle with demons while writing because I know more about the craft than I did three books ago.

But I'm hanging in there. I know when I finish the first draft it will be a lot easier. I love revisions, because I'm working with a framework, whereas with the first draft I feel like I'm flying through the air without a net.

An extremely mixed metaphor, but I rather like it.

Happy New Year, one and all. Here's to more writing and great reading in 2007!

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