The most amazing thing about the next draft of 'The Fall Of The Hammer' is how much of it will end up not getting ditched, as I feared might happen.
On not backing up in the middle of a first draft ... and then doing exactly that.
On kicking off a third draft.
Who turns around and starts over in the middle of a first draft? A case study.
Why nothing beats the "in-the-trenches" experience of writing.
How 'Flight Of The Vajra' could have begun altogether differently.
On resisting a reworking.
On rewriting: "No, no, I can't cut that, it's there for a REASON!"
On using (and abusing) the rewrite process's "things to do" list.
On finding my way through the second draft of a story.
Next up: revisions on my next novel, and rough plans for a future one.
Rewrite, revise, revisit, rethink.
Still hard at work.
How I write, and how I rewrite.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind