Okay, first the good news. I managed to rescue quite a bit of Yantsu from the scrap file and I’ve added to it today. It’s coming along well again and I think I’ve exorcised the demons for the moment.
The not so good news is that Sanchin is due out on the 15th May and I’ve suddenly gone mad and decided it needs one more final edit. I’m halfway through doing it and I should still make the deadline but it’s a bit scary.
I don’t know why I do this to myself. I don’t seem to be able to stop fiddling. It’s like I’m never happy with what I’ve written and yet I’m the first person to tell other writers not to fiddle too much or you lose that freshness that the original piece had.
I know it has to be right and you shouldn’t let it go with errors, but when I start messing around with the style and the voice I feel like tying my fingers together and yet I still do it.
Weird. Maybe I need a glass of red wine.