Saturday, January 16, 2010

this blog still lives, though it's heart is beating very, very slowly. I've just finished and submitted book two of Death Works. Managing Death is a different creature to Death Most Definite. But every book is different, and characters change - it's what makes them interesting.

Now when I say "finished" I don't mean finished at all. Just one stage is done, there'll be several more before the book sees* print in December. But this is perhaps the most important one. It's me getting the book off, getting other eyes to look at it, and getting some distance. This is the joy of deadlines, if I didn't have one I think I could hold onto this book indefinitely.

But I did, and the book is gone. So hello, dear old Blog, and the rumblings of book Three, and all those other yearnings(and fears) that are stories in the making.

Deadlines are wonderful things, but it's great to have a little distance between yourself and the next one.


*unless it's really, really awful - which you always think it is at this stage, and at various other stages, whenever you get too close and lose sight of the whole thing - which is often. Let's hope it's not, eh.

7 comments:

TansyRR said...

Congratulations! Getting the second book finished (for that given value of finished) is a huge thing. I'm still plodding along with mine, I've pushed out the deadline to the 1st of March.

Book Twos are SCARY.

Trent Jamieson said...

Thanks, Tansy.

My books are considerably smaller than yours. Book Two's are scary, I think I have a much better handle on book three - I hope.

Sorry you can't make it up next week. I can't believe that it's nearly been a year since ROR!

TansyRR said...

Yeah it's a shame but not only baby to juggle - I owe Raeli a great birthday party! I'm kind of hoping whoever takes over the AAs will not go for the Australia Day weekend...

paulhaines said...

well done, sonny jim! last we talked this was looking a little (to me anyway) like a task for hercules...

Trent Jamieson said...

Thank you, sir.

I think it's the next stage that's going to be the challenge. But trying not to think about it for a couple of days.

Are you coming up for the AAs?

paulhaines said...

for sure mo'fugga! be there and chewin your ear off.

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