Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Me and the Bell-Men

My story "Fall or Fly" is up at Every Day Fiction! I've also got a guest blog post up at Flash Fiction Chronicles about the editing/rewriting process after a story's been accepted.

I've finished my NaNo book, such as it is--just 40,000 words, but I'm counting the new stuff I'm writing for Bell-Men on my NaNo count until the end of November. I shouldn't have any problem reaching 50,000 words total written this month, but I do feel like I'm cheating. Oh well.

I'm so glad to be back working on Bell-Men. It's so much better than my NaNo book! Of course, it also still needs an awful lot of work. The original ending was truly awful. I'm literally rewriting the entire last third of the book to improve the ending. As soon as I figure out how I'm going to actually end it this time, I can go back for an editing pass instead of a rewriting pass. I'm really looking forward to that phase. It means the book is almost finished!

15 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Yay! I enjoyed the flash and the article.

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanks!

BT said...

I'll second Aaron's word.

All those in favour?

Sorry, the chairman in me is showing--I'll do up the zipper...

Danielle Ferries said...

Aye!

Very enjoyable read, KC, and the article was great too, I love reading people's publication stories.

K.C. Shaw said...

BT and Danielle-- Thanks. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

I'll have to read it later, but I can't wait (as usual).

K.C. Shaw said...

Jamie--fortunately, it's short. :)

dyanna said...

Your blog is really interesting.I'm waiting for your new post.
Have a nice day.

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanks!

Now I have to try to be really clever in my next post. I don't think it's possible. :)

Cate Gardner said...

Loved both, and how can writing ever be called cheating whether it's the same project or several different projects.

K.C. Shaw said...

It feels like cheating because Bell-Men is so much more fun to write. It just feels too easy.

Jarmara Falconer said...

I know just what you mean, K.C. After playing around with two new ideas for my new book, I'm back completely rewriting my first book so in a way it is a new book I’m working on.

K.C. Shaw said...

It's kind of neat to go back and see what I did before and work out how to make it better too. :)

Jameson T. Caine said...

I loved that last line!

I hope Thanksgiving was a good one this year.

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanksgiving was great, thanks. I hope yours was too. :)