Erm, I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew here. While I wait for everyone’s shock to subside (even I’m a bit surprised that I might consider admitting that possibility), let me explain what I mean.
I’m having some doubts about my ability to get through everything I want to by the end of the month. Never fear, I have ZERO intention of putting off doing the June Camp NaNoWriMo, let alone saying I’ll wait until the August one to turn my brain and digits over to Devan. In fact, I think one of my test readers might fly to Vancouver and do something unpleasant to me if I were to put off writing this series, but beyond that, Devan is his own reward. That said, I’m staring at 27 chapters (including the epilogue) of The Nine and thinking that it might be a bit much to hope I’ll get through the remaining 24 before the end of the month. Especially when I still need to go over the outline for Where The Ether Flows again before that time.
Hmm, what to do. Well, I like a challenge, so I guess I’ll just keep going and see how far I can get. I mean, I probably could do it if I skimped a bit on this pass of editing, just fixed the worst of the rough edges, but what would the point of that be? I know I’ll have to come back in anyway, but if I’m going to half-ass it, why not just put it on hold now, before I get in too deep and make it wait the month. Yes, I only whole-ass things, I’m telling you. In all seriousness, I want to work on editing this book, even if it is rougher than I had quite expected when I finished writing it. I want to do it right and smooth everything down properly as much as possible on this pass, or why bother? I think that, if I’m not entirely done the editing by the end of the month, I’ll just have to try to either time-share my brain through the early part of this NaNo (a first for me as I usually drop everything when I write draft), or just work on the rest of it after I’m finished the first draft of Ether Flows. Which option will I choose? I couldn’t tell you, and it’ll probably depend on how much I have left when we hit the end of the month. And who knows, I could surprise myself and get it all done. Maybe it’s just the first few chapters that require the kind of time and work I’m putting into them. A writer can hope, right?
And today’s picture, before I dive back into editing. Enjoy.