Writing Words With the Tips of My Toes
For the next week or two, I am going to be in my editing cave, so I likely won’t be posting that often. If I do post, it will be much later at night.
I have finished the re-writes of When Heaven Was Blue (the new title), and it currently stands at 80,000 words. I am going to let this book stew for several weeks before getting to line edits with it, and once line edits are done, I will be passing it off to a beta reader. I am also toying with the idea of getting a freelance editor for it simply because it is a book with a lot of literary elements, and so it’s really my first time doing a book like this. But I’ll just have to see how I feel after line edits (or proofreading, for that matter).
I have also outlined a short story for a secret project that is being done. So I will be working on that as well.
But I have received some edits for When Stars Die, so that is where I am going to be at. I just want to mention that I hate writing action scenes, and so therefore my suckery for action scenes has warranted me a diagnosis: suckeritis de action scene. I don’t even really like reading action scenes because I am all about emotions and imagery, and actions scenes can’t contain too much of that or else they get bogged down. But I know for a lot of non-contemporary books, action scenes are inevitable, so I put up with them. And look how many times I have written action scenes. There, I’ve just written it again. Action scenes. Action scenes. Action scenes.
Does anybody have a prescription for action scenes?
Well, I will be reading it aloud and making changes. So wish me luck.