Just wanted to talk about my progress. It’s been going pretty well. I finished the first edit of the Pirouette Rewrite and have made notes. Cut a few scenes and have a few more that might be on the chopping block. I’ll have to see.
I’m using Holly Lisle’s One Pass Revision process, a first for me, and I’m a bit nervous. This is my very first actual revision. And this story is dear to my heart. I want to do it justice.
One thing I noticed was that I’d forgotten some of the nuances and scenes. Which is good, because it means that I had enough time to get enough distance. They say that you should leave it long enough so it feels new. And it did. I’m also blown away by some of it — I automatically assume my first drafts stink (I’m very hard on myself), and this just proves that I don’t suck. There are always issues, yea, I’m not perfect, but it’s better than I thought. And that feels good.
Flamebound is back in action and I’m going to finish it either tonight or tomorrow.
Hereafter is on hold at the moment. I might write it concurrently with the Revision, if the Revision doesn’t devour me whole.
I also made some notes on Blood Dance, Pirouette’s sequel. It’s going to be good.
So that’s where I’m at right now. Things are going wonderfully, and I feel good about next year.