Friday, March 14, 2014

On writing and editing

And now 35K into story. The actual plot proper is heating up, secrets are being revealed and soon the antagonist will reveal himself and his plans. Hopefully. I'm hoping to get a good chunk of it done this weekend as the Ghoulish story is nudging me to yell: 'okay, you've fixed plot issue. EDIT ME NOW!' though I'm starting to think the edit might be 'write draft 2 without looking at draft one', ideally. And I'm debating removing my favourite characters from Ghoulish Happenings in one way or another. I do need to fix stuff and get a far, far better handle on how magic works in said series.

To be fair, the MC of it is being lied to about magic for most of the story, but I also need to work that out as well. I think I need to scrap some of the basic ideas behind magic for it, but I'm not quite sure what will come of it at all yet. Shall finish this draft of Kiln and then dive back into that and see where it takes me. I at least have a far, far better handle on the MCs in Ghoulish now.


  1. Heh, I think the first stage of your 'editing' ALWAYS ends up being 'write draft 2 without looking at draft 1'

    Curious what you mean by '...removing my favourite characters...' as in, just not writing them in, or killing them off?

    1. Heh.I *was* hoping to avoid 'ignore draft 1' and I will be keeping some modified scenes from it but the relationships between characters have shifted enough for it that a lot of what made some scenes work won't exist anymore. Which IS probably for the best and should make it a better story overall. With luck.

      And killing them off, I think. I *am* having a war over the fate of a town, so unless people die it isn't much of a war I think. (Come to think of it, they might actually kill themselves. It's in flux.)