miércoles, 16 de julio de 2008



MR N'S SLEIGH RIDE is finally complete!

After a couple of years, I finally typed the happy words "THE END". Now, I only have a few weeks of editing, which is a lot harder…

"Mr N's Sleigh Ride" is the second part to "Mr N," an alternative historical novel of Niklavs of Myra, Bishop and eventual saint, who nowdays appears only as "Santa Claus" in our culture.

For some reason or other, I just couldn't find the right handle on the sequel, though. And, even after writing eight chapters I still didn't know how to take the story where I wanted to go.

Luckily, all the time I spent at Aristas and WordReference helped me to find ways to motivate myself to just keep writing.

After several re-writes (and one file corrupted, in which I lost all of the text!), the sequel is ready.

Now, if only I could find a publisher… Oh, well, it's been fun.

I wish writing books was like DVD's, where I could publish deleted scenes and bloopers… For example, something which had to be cut out from the final story, and which was a scene that I loved, was when the Transport inadvertently killed all the Clovis people. If you don't know what I'm talking about, well, don't feel left out: I still don't know what I'm talking about, myself!!!!


2 comentarios:

bibliolept dijo...

Making decisions is a hard thing to do in writing. But you have to be willing to sacrifice a scene, passage, line, or character in order to tell the story properly.

Again, congratulations.


Thank you very much for stopping by. I believe the hardest part in writing is figuring out where and when to stop! I would have gladly continued along another twenty thousand words, but the story wouldn't make much sense.
I much appreciate your comment. Much obliged.

¡Mini WordReference!

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