Split is About to Get Real

Though I didn’t get to write this past weekend, for happy reasons, thankfully, writing / revision work has been going well.  After a couple of months of painful, frustrating, total non-zoneage drought, it feels like I’m back in the land of diffuse, ethereal mists, lush waterfalls, and sparkly rainbows.  Okay, maybe it’s not exactly that type of fantasy land, but, I am back to enjoying the flow and being in the zone again.  Now, as I keep pressing onward, I gotta look a little deeper at the idea of splittin’ this book in two…

At first thought, it should be easy.  I know where I will end Book 1, no problem.  Making the cut just makes sense, so just make it happen.  But wait, it’s not that simple, I realized while making dinner the other night.  No, I can’t just cut-n-paste Book 1 into its own document and call it good.  I have to consider the word count, chapter count, chapter length, overall atmosphere and goals, and most of all, I have to be sure the end of Book 1 provides a strong lead-in and incentive for the reader to check out Book 2, etc, etc, etc.

Then again, I may be just over-thinkin’ it all.

There’s still a tad bit of internal resistance to makin’ “split happen”, but I’m gonna set a goal to complete the separation during Thanksgiving weekend.  Then, I’ll submit Book 1 of The Hidden, and the short story “Marked”, for copyright.  Onward we go.

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About malcolm2030

I started my formal study of a traditional Japanese martial art during my freshman year in college in late 1990 and in early 2017, I took a leap of faith and have been teaching traditional martial arts and fitness on a full-time basis. I enjoy researching and exploring topics ranging from health and fitness, brain science and quantum physics, to relational dynamics, energy, and optimum living. I believe that we all should be daily evolving toward our true potential; while there will be times when we fall back, or get pushed back, or knocked down, the sum of our steps over a given period of time should be forward.
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1 Response to Split is About to Get Real

  1. Sherri says:

    You can DOOOOO EEEEEET!!! 😀

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