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.