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05 December 2007 @ 08:36 pm
...and that, my friends...  
...is one. hundred. thousand. words on this book*.

It is not done yet. I have at least two more chapters and possibly as many as five or six. That's fine, whatever, I don't care. But hitting 100K feels like a milestone I would never reach. I have revised this book six times to get this far. I have thrown out at *least* fifty thousand words. This is the worst way to write a book EVAR.

However, with the exception of one scene which is acceptable in concept but needs work in actual implementation, I am tentatively *happy* with the book. I think it's going to end the trilogy more than satisfactorily. I think it's going to end it with a bang and leave people wanting more WHICH THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET FOR A GOOD DAMNED LONG TIME BECAUSE OH MY GOD MY *BRAIN* uh ahem sorry was that my outside voice? O.O

Where was I. :)

Right. So despite the (literal) tears, the blood, the sweat, the head-beating, the frustration and the exhaustion, at the end of the day, I think this is going to turn out to be worth it.

My next post, which may get written tonight because I'm still hiding from People Reading My Manuscript, will be about cover art and back cover copy and how much control a writer really gets over those things, as per my query on what journal topics people might be interested in, from a while ago. :)

Well, unless something cooler comes up, in which case I'll post about that instead. :)

*HANDS OF FLAME, third and final in the Negotiator Trilogy
Current Mood: determineddetermined
kit: negotiatormizkit on December 28th, 2007 10:16 am (UTC)
Re: Negotiator Trilogy and Rogue/Gambit Icons
If only I knew who you were, I could go admire your Rogue/Gambit icons too! :)

I'm glad you liked HEART OF STONE so much. :) There's plenty of room in that world for more stories, and maybe I'll go back to it someday. But not right away! :)
(Anonymous) on December 29th, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)
Re: Negotiator Trilogy and Rogue/Gambit Icons
Ah well, I don't have an online journal of any sort, but I use them as my away messages. Others seem to either completely get it or ask, 'Who's that?' If only they had been exposed to one of the greatest couples of all literature...

I also assume you haven't published any comics as of yet? If so, I haven't found the names on your site. I think it'd be interesting to check out what you come up with in that arena.

I guess I'll just have to hold out hope (and keep an eye on your books - which I do anyway) for awhile then to see if you ever return to this world. It truly is utterly compelling.

Keep up the great stuff (and I'll keep reading). ;)
kitmizkit on December 29th, 2007 09:38 am (UTC)
Re: Negotiator Trilogy and Rogue/Gambit Icons
Oh, well, okay then. I'll just admire your taste in away messages, then. :)

I have not published any comics as of yet! Working on it, so yeah, keep an eye on the journal and when something shakes loose it'll be posted here, have no doubt. :)

Glad you're enjoying the trilogy so much. :)