Things Are Getting Rather Real

Posted: May 22, 2013 in Uncategorized
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My new favorite thing to say, when people ask how the novel’s coming along:

“It’s with my editor.”

This simple phrase conjures up many things, not the least of which is that the project, by simple virtue of having an editor, has gained legitimacy, gravitas, that it otherwise might not have. It tells the world, ‘I’m so serious about this that I have placed my dream in the hands of another, to do what they can with it.’

Oh, and I’m meeting with my editor tomorrow.

How badass awesome does that sound? I got a chill just then, when I wrote it. I threw in the ‘Oh, and’ part to make it sound casual and non-chalant, like this happens all the time in my world. Which, until this particular point in time, has literally never happened before. By the way, I have absolute faith in my editor; she is a brilliant writer in her own right, and someone I trust without hesitation. I know that whatever recommendations she has will only make the story better, and I’m excited to see what she has to say.

In the meantime, my inability to leave well enough alone has resulted in the emergence of a new chapter, which will help round out one of the supporting characters, giving a bigger window into their madness. I’m quite happy with it, and am looking forward to seeing how it blends into the narrative.

I have also spoken with an old friend, who is an insanely talented artist, to work on the cover. This novel, this story of mine, is taking on a life of its own, and for it to be a homegrown project that dear friends are helping with, make it all the sweeter.

More news to come, as this thing continues to take shape.

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