Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Editing Is Awesome

I've just come back from a couple weeks spent in lovely New York State, where I was enduring enjoying a working vacation at the home of my favourite misanthrope.  I'll refer to her as L.B. from now on, because online privacy is important.(1)

Apart from vital pursuits such as Nephalim Rifts, proper nutrition, and social-anxiety hell, we learned how to sign up for driving school.  It was a very busy and exciting few weeks.

As part of this extravaganza of productivity, I'm almost done the first edit of Red Space, the fifth and final book in the 'HMCS Borealis' series.  There's a hell of a lot of red ink all over everything, evidence of the slicing and dicing that will carve the draft into shape.  I hope to have a new draft ready for the Beta-Readers Of The Apocalypse before the end of the month.

In the meantime, my brain is excitedly giving me ideas for the next book.  The current plan is to visit an urban-dwelling druid, who can manipulate technology the way her ancestors manipulated nature.  I can't wait to learn more about her.

1.  That is to say: it's important now, since the Bond-villain CEOs have noticed some people starting to pay attention.

Quote of the day:

"There's just a whole bunch of kill."
- L.B., playing as the wizard Seare