Oh, I’m glad it’s Friday. It’s been a frustrating week with lots of distractions, revelations, and not as much work passing over my desk as I am happy with, but hopefully today I can hammer out a new concluding chapter and tweak the coda at the end and wrap this baby up. And then turn right back around and go through it again one last time before giving it to my editor. This time, though, it will be a much faster process as I tweak the beginning emotions to better tie in with the end. I can’t believe the changes I’ve made in this one. I would venture to guess that it is one of the most extensive editorial rewrites I’ve done, but it feels better, and that’s the entire point.
I’ve got absolutely no pictures for vampires sitting around coffee tables yet, so that signed copy of THE HOLLOWS INSIDER is very much up for grabs. I’m hopeful I’ll get some this weekend. Remember, less is more. The entire idea behind the Hollows is that the Inderlanders try to look like humans as much as they can, so keep it simple and something that you might see in the newspaper.
Monday I’ll have a definitive winner for the Saladan’s boat picture and a new contest!