I had to fight the urge to make changes to 'Flight Of The Vajra' in its new edition.
Proof edits on 'Fall Of The Hammer' almost done. It was worth it.
In re the magic of editing on something other than a screen.
'Fall Of The Hammer' inches yet closer to release. Just a few lingering changes, and a lesson learned from same.
If I was a filmmaker, my latest book would be at what could be the "answer print" phase. Done, but not quite *done*.
More on how most writers are not good givers of writerly feedback. Few people are.
On how my friend and fellow writer Matt is against the idea of the "hook" as a narrative mechanism.
I'm not on anyone's schedule but my own, although it's sometimes hard to remember that.
On keeping the edit wheels turning on "Fall Of The Hammer".
Learn to cut stuff, lest your creative work becomes one giant act of paralysis.
The temptation to go back and touch up one's on work is strong.
On stopping in the middle of a first draft and starting over, sort of.
No good story is ever too long and no bad story is ever too short, but that's still no reason to waste breath.
What, I'm still editing the latest novel?! Well, yeah.
Some bits gleaned from the latest round of editing on my book.
The editing and rewriting process for any of my books always exposes me to the same dilemmas.
On giving, getting, and using good feedback on your work.
On avoiding the temptation to edit drastically, late in the game.
On my unease with creating longer works.
On resisting a reworking.
On rewriting: "No, no, I can't cut that, it's there for a REASON!"
Some more detailed thoughts on having finished Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned.
I finished Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned draft 1 last evening....
It's far harder to write a good short book than a good long one.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind