Jun. 8th, 2009 @ 10:56 am
So the "revisions" on my novel, which I amusingly thought would take me two or three months, are so far more like 95 percent rewrites. I can't see finishing this thing before the end of the year. That's okay, I tell myself, the more care I spend on this next draft, the better it will be.
Truth! If you ever want a second reader (or third, or fourth...), let me know, I'd be happy to read it. :)
Do you think you'll make it out this direction again? I'm down in Portland now, definitely think you'd enjoy it here.
Definitely want to visit again. If we could magically move house to any city without any effort, it would probably be Portland. (Far from families only drawback.) I'll get back to you about a reader--I'll be looking for some people in a while!
Glad to see you're still there.
Been good F'bee weather down here. Next time you get down this way, etc.
Personally, I get way more burned out on revising texts than I do on drafting the bloody things. Good luck!
Oh, and we may have already talked about this, but are your familiar with Werner Herzog's film Aguirre: The Wrath of God
? On the off chance you're not than give it a looksee, as I think you'd like it big big. Hell, thematically if not content wise Herzog's other Kinski-vehicles Cobra Verde
and especially Fitzcaraldo
might be up your alley. They're slow going at times, but utterly brilliant in my opinion.
Yup, the tone and look of Herzog's Aguirre is a big influence on this thing. I haven't seen Fitzcaraldo in a long time, or Cobra Verde ever. I should look for it, thanks!
Me too!! I'm doing rewrites on mine too. I thought a little editing here and there over a few months, and now it's a completely new novel. I think it's coming out better though. Maybe we can write query letters together. :)
Be wary of when the revisionist urge and the law of diminishing returns clash. Sometimes too many edits can spoil the broth... Novel, rather.
No worries about that yet--this draft isn't stable enough to ruin. I'm throwing out and adding scenes and characters like mad.
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