I know, I know – I always say I’m close to being done with Rose, but this time I really mean it. For the past few weeks, I’ve been on a tear (how did that expression come about?), and I sent my last round of self-edits and rewrites to the editor, and he’s about ⅓ of the way through.
So what’s left? More edits, unfortunately. When I get proposed changes back, I have to reread the entire thing, meticulously reviewing every suggested change. I will be honest, though – I am just about spent reading this thing. Talk about tedium.
In the meantime, what have I been working on? Yes, I’ve been tinkering with the Kings saga, as a whole. I finally worked out a lot of the ending’s “loose ends” that have been dangling for years. Will it be a surprise ending? I think so, yes. There are some things that, if you read into the story, might be a smidgeon inevitable, but how I get there I hope will be surprising. I’m optimistic.
For the time being, I’m taking a little break from Rose until I get all of the last edits back. I love her dearly, but I really need to take an objectivity break. Additionally, my cover artist is still working, so I definitely have time. Even more, my “real” job has been occupying a disproportionately large amount of my time and brain capacity, so it’s probably best I take a little break and come back to the last round of edits fresh.
So, how do I fill in the time where I’d usually be writing? Well, aside from the usual responsibilities associated with not living in squalor (laundry, cleaning, etc.), I’ve been re-watching the last three or for seasons of Doctor Who (don’t judge), and experimenting with all kinds of crazy stuff in the kitchen.
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