Have locked myself in the room for the day, and plan to do so for the next three or four days.
Hopefully get a full complete and satisfying draft done.
I'm going to spend the first hour or two telling the story to myself, outloud, with the computer off. Just tell the story to myself -- the feelings of the characters, what's happening, the essence of what I'm feeling about it.
When I feel that I've totally encompassed the story in my mind and heart, open the computer and start re-writing.
It is 11:00.
So I begin.
Decided to eat first, so I could stay in the moment longer...
OK. 11:15. Turning out the lights and telling myself a story.
7:15. Got bogged down in structure all day. Deciding on a final order of chapters tonight and then start the real rewrite tomorrow. Enough is enough.
I'm Duncan McGeary, owner and/or operator for the last 33 years of Pegasus Books in Downtown Bend, Oregon. These days I'm writing books as well as selling them.
I'm the comic book guy. But even more so, I'm a book book guy. Books of all kinds. Big books and little books, children's and adult, fiction and non-fiction, hardback and paperback and trade paperback and graphic novels. Books with more words than pictures and books with more pictures than words. They are all part of the book world to me, and I love being surrounded by them every day.
I also have a second blog: Pegasus Books, where I list the product coming in over the next week.