Thursday, March 26, 2009

Kill your Darlings

Some of my visual inspiration for the current book.

The 'Shallow Sea', a fantasy set in tropical paradise, full of hidden danger.

Okay, my blurb needs work.

Feedback from my felow RORees was frank but supportive. It took me all of half an hour to see that I had to 'kill some of my darlings' to improve the book. So far I've written a new beginning for the book and because of this I've had to restructure it.
I'm also shifting from three first person VPs to one first person and two third person. Sooo much work, but I'm loving it because I can see the book evolving into the vision I have in my head.

The only thing holding me back is cooking food, washing clothes and driving kids to the train station. But even as I do these things, the characters and visuals revolve in my head.

Back to work!


Havock21 said...

Well, I am whats considered a HACK, in writing terms, but I do know how to KILL STUFF in writting , its the best part. Blood gore and tearing organs...YUM. Its good for the soul!.

Rowena Cory Daniells said...

As long as you're having fun and no animals are hurt in the process!