Friday, March 13, 2009
In sheer number of pages I am past the halfway mark in revising the second novel that completes the story begun in the first one. In terms of real work to do, I suspect I am nearing the one-fourth or one-third mark.
The tale itself is a journey--the classic hero quest combined with Bildungsroman and touch of picaresque--but writing, revising, and revisiting constitute a journey also. I am having a good time, as I hope future readers will also.
It is interesting to note how detached I am this time around. When writing quite a few passages I wept, and wept reading them or thinking about them. This time I can read them dry-eyed. The reviews of book one from my critical readers are quite positive. Let's hope some publisher thinks the same!