Monday, July 22, 2013

A brief writing update

So I'm finally into the final stages of Princesses In SPACE!!! II: The Princesses' Bogus Journey (not the actual title). This is turning into a real slog, as far as getting the action down in actual words goes. This particular story has turned out to be a lot more adventure-oriented than its predecessor, with the result that I'm writing a lot more action this time around...and I never enjoy writing action. I can do it, but it's always a struggle for me, and I find that when I'm doing action sequences is when I do the most backtracking, retroactive editing, and that sort of thing. This is, I think, the main reason why this book is turning out to be more difficult than I had planned. I really wanted to be done with it by the end of this month, but a mid-August finish is looking more likely. Which is fine, actually; I'm still not planning to revisit this manuscript, in terms of editing, until December.

As for Princesses I, what can I say? The Dance of Rejection continues, but one way or another, I will get this book out there, even if I join the ranks of the independents, which wouldn't be an altogether bad thing, either.

Onward and upward!

Writing outside. Took me three times to get this passage right! #AmWriting


Roger Owen Green said...

Wha? Haircut?

Kelly Sedinger said...

Roger: Never! I just had it tied back on this particular day.

The former Earl of Obvious said...

I was saving this question for your ask me anything but since you mentioned it would you be so kind to tell me your opinion on the topic? Why did choose the traditional route first? Do you think legacy publishing is in trouble? Any opinion on J A Konrath?

Kelly Sedinger said...

Earl: I'll have an answer for that later on. (At work now...but it's a fair question and I don't want to seem like I'm ignoring it.)