Whether it’s E2 or BoTS Part2, I’m caught up in the constant writing, rewriting, editing, worrying, fantasizing, doubting, despairing, and resignation that I’ve always had.
Like running a marathon, a writer eventually reaches a point at the halfway mark where even putting one foot in front of the other is so mind numbing that it’s easier to think of so many other things. The goal is to keep moving forward.
So, that’s what I’m doing.
As for E2, I now have four chapters written. I've also reconstructed the layout of the novel to be more vibrant (hopefully). The finished chapters need more work – I consider them more of a line drawing rather than an oil painting. (Wow, I’m really mixing up my metaphors here.) Once that is done, then I hope to offer them up for pre-reading and critiquing.
As for BoTS Part2, this collection of short fiction is in the final stage of editing. (For what that really means, check out my thoughts here, here, and here.) This should be done by tomorrow and then comes the formatting and the uploading for publication.
I suppose this update brings up the question: what about BoTS Part1? I hope to have some news on it soon. Very soon. (And it’s good news.)