You haven’t heard from me on this blog because I’ve been hard at work on the new rewrite. It’s been going well, and fast. And that’s probably because I haven’t slept since February.
Okay, maybe that’s somewhat of an exaggeration. But not really. I’ve been getting more sleep lately, since I’ve overcome some obstacles. Certain chapters weren’t the greatest of ease, but I’ve found my footing now. I have been able to sleep a little more than I was. Still, I’m getting up at 5:00 or 6:00 everyday, and working as long as I can. It’s not uncommon to find myself passed out, face-forward into my keyboard by the afternoon though, as I’ve been putting in 10-12 hour days.
I know that sounds alarming, like, how could I possibly write a book that’s worth reading if I’m in a state like that? That remains to be seen. But it’s been all right. I’m chugging along, 95% of the time in this manner, because I’m excited. I’ve already accomplished so much!
I started this rewrite on February 26th. I started from the beginning. From scratch. Now, the finish line is coming into focus, finally.
One thing that eludes me, though, is how it could take me nearly a decade to write it one way, and then just a few months to write it another? I’ve realized that maybe I had to write a book in order to write a book.
I’m more than 75% finished now, and expect to be done in about a month. I’ve already drafted the whole thing to the end, so, for the most part, it’s pretty set in terms of how long it’s going to be, how many chapters, and what the end is. Today I finished Chapter 33! I have 10 more to go. I’ll do a read from there, and that’s that.
I’ll keep those of you that are interested updated in the coming weeks what I plan to do. Thanks for hanging in there with me.