Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[writing] Easing into the home stretch

This last, slow phase of dealing with Escapement is both driving me crazy and very rewarding. I had hoped to send the book off to casacorona and arcaedia today, but I think I'll have to wait until right before I go to Japan next week to do so. I need the extra time to continue with the very tight read I'm doing now. I'm trying to fix a couple of large issues, but really I'm just working on the line level prose in accordance with my developing process revision.

I don't anticipate taking my first drafts much slower in the future. This is about how I address the story once I've splashed it onto the page. But I like where it's taking me, and I think I'm making Escapement a tighter, better book for it.

Write and learn, learn and write.

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