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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-04-26 05:42
Subject: [writing] Another small milestone on Their Currents Turn Awry
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Tags:books, currents, extremes, kalimpura, little dog, process, sunspin, whips, writing
Yesterday I finished the latest chunk of Their Currents Turn Awry, Sunspin volume 2. The manuscript now stands at 119,200 words, and I figure on adding about 30,000 more words with the last chunk. I'm definitely wrestling with some plot timing and sequencing issues, but that's absolutely a problem for revision. I am also emerging from the natural self-doubt of the eternal muddle in the middle, at least for this book.

It's nice to see it flowing. I expect 10-12 more days of writing time before I'm done with this draft altogether. It's a first draft, of course, so this won't be going out to first readers or anyone else (unless someone really insists, I suppose). Rather, it will be going into the drawer until about August. I have other fish to fry in the mean time, including working on the Going to Extremes proposal and possibly first draft, Kalimpura copy edits, a rewrite on Little Dog: Son of a Bitch once [info]bravado111 has drafted it, some short fiction projects including at least one novella, and maybe a run at the first part of The Whips and Scorns of Time, Sunspin volume 3.

Plus some other cool stuff in the works which I can't quite talk about yet. But trust me, it's cool.

Busy, busy.

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User: halloranelder
Date: 2012-04-26 12:57 (UTC)
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Of course, the question that immediately comes to mind on reading this is how many random fans offer to review your latest when you post something like this?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-04-26 17:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It does occasionally happen, yes. But really, no one wants to read this draft. Trust me.
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