After much thinking and banging my head against the wall, I’ve decided to do a One-Pass Revision on Pirouette the Third. There are still issues, and it needs an edit, and the One-Pass combines the two and was pretty helpful the first go-around. No tweaky pass this time. I’d like to dive in and see what I can do. I’m also going to modify it slightly to include some of the methods in Holly Lisle’s HTRYN. Particularly the notecarding aspect of it. Another thing I’ll need to nail down is the main and secondary character arcs to better solidify things in my head. I’m not sure it works quite right in this draft. And a new blurb.
I might even try to start this while on vacation. Thank you, Inner Slave Driver.
As for other projects, Broken is coming along. It’s around 8k right now, and my muse dropped a HUGE bomb on me a few days ago about Claire. Still puzzling that one out. Also pantsing it almost completely, and I’m enjoying it.
With Flamebound, I’m up to lesson 8 on the HTRYN. I also have some good ideas for the rewrite/revision/expansion. Whatever it happens to end up being.
So with less than 2 days to go before vacation, I have A Plan. This is a good thing. Because for the past week or so I’ve been freaking out and mentally flailing over WHAT to do with Pirouette the Third. Edit? Revise? Rewrite for the 4th time? I’ve gotten some feedback and some of it leads me to think that I don’t — or shouldn’t — do another rewrite. And I also have some mixed reviews on two versions of the first scene, which I need to also puzzle out. Lots of work ahead, but it’ll be worth it.