Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[writing] Progris riport, day 9, The Heart of the Beast

Two and a half hours work, no net wordcount. That's because I spent the whole time closely reviewing more of Jeff VanderMeer's handwritten notes, transcribing 20+ pages into a scratch file and working on the detailed outline.

It was an interesting process. I had a couple of fascinating insights that brought the book more firmly into focus. I'm not used to working with so much detail in advance of drafting. So much of my discovery has historically been from within the actual process of writing. it's kind of like being a real writer for a change!

No WIP tonight, since there were no new words to speak of.

Originally published at jlake.com.

Tags: beast, books, process, writing
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