In some ways, Gargoyle Dreams turned out better than I expected.
However, it originally was going to be a different book. It was going to be a "gothic love-story" with only two characters and one setting.
I just didn't have the chops to pull that off.
I need my genre hooks to keep things interesting for me -- and I assume the reader. So I brought in other characters -- even other POV characters -- and other settings. I liked what resulted.
I have to wrestle it into shape now. As I always say -- it's easier for me to write new material than to work on old material. I let myself write the chapters as they came to me and as needed, but not necessarily in order. Which can be dangerous.
But I know in my head that everything I wrote belongs, so now the job it to find a way to make it all flow. Just requires adequate transitions, basically. I came up with new ideas right to the end of the book, and so the rest of the book has to be brought up to speed.
So it will be work. God, I wish I liked rewriting.
The writing was choppy from about 70% of the to about 90% of the way, so that will need to be worked on.
I want to change a couple of names -- add some description of gargoyles and the cathedral. But I should have it ready for Lara when she returns Tuskers III.
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