I was rolling quite happily down the word avenue, crossing paragraph plaza and boom! Or actually more like, creaking and a pop as the tyres came off. My editor has suggested she wants to delve into the MS for Children of The Glyph a little more, which is horrifying.
After my previous report from Hannah, I was treated to an exceptionally well-worded instruction on how my structure is typically 1980’s claptrap and I needed to learn to write better. It was nicer than that, but effectively that was the essence.
I have learned a lot since then and I feel that I’ve got it in my grasp. It’s still wriggling, like a large hairy caterpillar, but whilst it’s tickling my hand to let it go, it’s so fuzzy I want to show it to my friends. Ahem.
The structural delve will take another two weeks. So we’re still going round the houses on other projects. It will be fine. Crazily, the current situation is having the effect of giving me more time than usual to crack on, but I’m still stuck in the first half of Rebellion of Mars – now 50k re-written and only 53k left to do! Yay!
Fortunately, the editor has told me that the story so far is vivid and exciting with lots of potential. This is good, (not now Jocko!) because this fits the thread I’m hearing. Three editors have said the same thing. I’m honing the method, sharpening the tools.
Wait – anyone seen a large caterpillar?
Stay safe adventurers! 🙂