I feel like I'm back to real writing (or rewriting). Less distractions -- less caring about what other people are doing or saying. Basically, I feel writerly again.
It is kind of a messy process, but the point is to just keep doing it, to focus, and I think I'm doing that. I believe this will be the version of Faerylander I will probably publish. I've now tackled two messy chapters, and have several more to go. That plus a new ending, and this draft will be done.
Then I'll quickly finish Nobody's Killing me.
Then on to Tuskers III.
Mostly, I'm trying to get things in the right order -- as well as rewriting as I go along. The writing is somewhat stilted compared to what I do now, but that can be corrected by lightening up. And especially by cutting. So much of what I wrote wasn't really necessary.
It's very freeing to know that I'm done with Tuskers II and that my changes worked to make it better. (I have one small scene I think I still need to write.)
It's very freeing to see the improvements in Faerylander and to know I can probably get it done in a relatively short time.
It's very satisfying to be building a body of work.
If I keep my eyes on that goal, I feel motivated.
Plus, I really like telling these stories. Figuring them out. Meeting these people.
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.