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One Of Those Turning Points

It's one of those days. Best summed up in five little words: I submitted the novel today.*

Leaves me the rest of the week to work on the rewrite on "Sacrifices" and "Tigerfly" before diving into the outline for the novel sequel. The plotting seminar with Tim Powers this weekend at Context was instructive, and I definitely want to crank the twists and turns in the followup book as the story becomes more and more a "secret history." It always was my intention to take what I like about Powers and King, and tell my own kind of story. Now I get to see whether I succeeded.



* -- I just hit the send button, responding to a request.

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stevenagy
Oct. 2nd, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

No chickens were counted or otherwise harmed here. It's all about the process. Just had to note it because I can't believe I sent the darn thing. Three-plus years of my writing life, and I didn't hem and haw before hitting Send. I'm either insane or ... no, I'm most definitely mad here. Submitting anything is just asking for bad luck -- except I keep telling my girls you don't get anything if you don't show up. So, it's a good kind of crazy.
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stevenagy
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
So I'm already anticipating a rush of madness + WTF am I doing. :)

That pretty much summarizes the gamut of emotions.

And I think that's only natural. You've got to internalize that it's just a process. Every book passes from conception to adulthood; it's all craft.

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