It’s always a bit scary. I mean, your friends are unlikely to tell you your writing is shit, amirite?
Lots to like in there – not only is it a five-star, which is nice, but there’s great feedback. A good suggestion to make the synopsis a bit more useful to buyers, for example. I’ll get on to that when I’ve a few more cycles; it’ll take some thinking. I’m not used to doing Cliff Notes of my own work.
I’m impossible to be around at the moment – if you poke me, I keep saying, “FIVE STAR.”
Today, I spent my writing block tidying up Upgrade. I’ve got a bunch of tidy to do on that before I get back into cranking out words, and many scenes need to be changed after having sat on it for a bit. Mostly, I want it to be more credible, and give some of the people stronger motivations – it shouldn’t take too long, but it’s essential in my eyes to making it a better story.
I’d written a scene I’d dropped out, but I think that scene should come back in, just in a different order (and highly edited). It’ll be an interesting week next week, as some of this story juggling is devilishly complex. I learned a good lesson on Night’s Favour though: get this stuff sorted as soon as, otherwise it’s the Gordian Knot when you try and do it at the end.
See you next week.