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Monday, May 27, 2013

My Red-headed Step Child


Though I'm only half way through my prose edits on my eastern-based romantic fantasy, I'm looking ahead to what might be on my plate next. Seems the red-headed step child of my projects--THE TASTE OF ANGELS--is up to bat once more.

Don't get me wrong; I like this story. I wouldn't have written it otherwise. But TTOA is like a stubborn toddler undergoing potty training. I love it, and I work patiently with it until it seems to be just right, and then it craps its pants and I give up for another couple months.

I blame the genre. I don't usually do Urban. If I can even call it that. There are so many subgenres nowadays...

SO. Despite having already been through alpha AND beta readers, I'm doing another round of edits, which will hopefully bring the manuscript up to a decent word count. These edits include upping the fear-factor, better establishing the antagonist, increasing the worldbuilding, and making my protagonist punch people less often.
(Yes, that is an actual problem that I... er... he has.)



Do you have a love/hate relationship with any of your projects, writing or otherwise? How to you manage it? 

7 comments:

  1. You're right, there are so many sub-genres you'd think it'd be easy to classify stories...but it isn't. Good luck.

    I don't have any love-hate relationships. My struggle, when I write short stories, it to keep them short.

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  2. I still haven't given up on my first novel, though it needs major massive edits. I'll work on it for a while until I get overwhelmed, and then shelve it. So, I kinda know what you mean. Good luck!

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  3. I've had love hate relationships with WIPs. Usually that means it's time to take a break. Sometimes it means I have to buckle down and write it quick so I never have to do it again.

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  4. Oh my gosh, I'm about to re-write a book that's the same way for me. I love the idea and the character, but I can't get them to behave! Someday...

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  5. "...I work patiently with it until it seems to be just right, and then it craps its pants and I give up for another couple months."

    *giggle-snort* Bwahahahaha xD

    Great post. Love your new pic. :)

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  6. Good luck with your edits. I am sure it will come out perfect! :)

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  7. "and then it craps its pants and I give up for another couple months."

    If you take this approach to potty training, you can expect your child to be fully potty trained just in time for senior prom. Just sayin'

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