Mmmmm. So yesterday I pull open an old file to try to get something meaningful done this week. If you’ve been hanging around the drama box for any length of time, you’ve probably heard me talk about Peri a little and might even remember that this is what I’d like to work on after the Hollows finish, or even that I’ve written the first one. After the stringent rules and logic issues that being on the 11th book require so you don’t trip over yourself, the freedom of Peri was like swimming naked, both exhilarating, sensation rich, and a feeling a little naughty. But with all that freedom, I worried that the story wasn’t as tight or effective as it might be. I left it last year feeling as if it’s got some real issues, but I just couldn’t see them. It’s a different kind of writing, and though I’ve been playing with it over the years, this is the first time I’ve tried it to this extent.
So I pulled it out, planning on spending two days reading through it to get a rough idea of what I’m going to have to do with it when I get the chance. (Like next year, maybe.)
Where’s the mistake, you might ask? Well, I’ve got one more Hollows to write, not to mention another to rewrite, and after spending some time with Peri, I don’t want to leave her.
It’s a happy sigh, though. Peri kicks ass.