Well, draft 2 of Black Hole Son is started, and boy howdy, does it need work. I'm glad I didn't show this to anyone yet, it's so not ready for prime time. I don't know about the rest of the novel, but the whole beginning needs restructuring. Character B is getting one of Character A's scenes, and I was able to eliminate 2 pages by revising the first 4. It's slow going, but like I said before, I suck at beginnings. And beginnings are arguably the most important part of the novel, even more than the ending. By the ending, they've already bought the book, so who cares. At least I'm having more fun in this world than in my short stories. I'm looking forward to writing each day. I just hope the book is as much fun.
Labels: Black Hole Son, revising