So Busy

Jul. 21st, 2011 08:32 am
azn_jack_fiend: (Miracle Day - Gwen)
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So much stuff going on, oh man. Most if it is writing related. We're doing a lot of research into publication and submission now -- we did research at the very beginning, but now we're getting really specific -- and we're almost done. Maybe 1000-1500 more words to write on the epilogue. There's also one chapter -- Chapter 19 out of 26 total -- that's proving difficult to edit. So far, the edited chapters have been basically sentence level, but we have feedback from two sources (amazing beta plus amazing alpha/cheerleader) that part of Chapter 19 is a bit problematic in terms of structure and pacing. We need to cut part of it and recast some of the beginning, but deciding on which parts to cut is tough. The eternal lament, and I'm sure many of you can relate.

On the plus side? That's only one problem chapter. Also, I've been downloading into Scrivener, and we're looking at the equivalent of a 312-page paperback. The synopsis is going to be fairly easy to write based on our detailed chapter breakdowns. The structure is rock solid, the pacing is exciting and there is no filler. The setting is fucking awesome and I have to say, the balance it strikes between reality and mystery is better than pretty much any urban fantasy I've ever read (though I'm not including the New Weird writers in that, I think they're a different league altogether).

I have some ideas for little MD fic as well: drabbles and so on. I'd like to do something grim and comic for Rex/Lyn. But I haven't been reading much fic in the last few weeks because so much of my energy has gone into the novel. I really want to catch up once we're done! For example, I know [livejournal.com profile] joking  wrote more fem!Nine fic recently and I'm really looking forward to reading that, because it's always amazing.

And more Miracle Day tomorrow, woo hoo. I hope we get some character exploration and backstory in this episode.  Honestly, I'm looking forward to that more than the sex scene... although from the pictures I've seen, Jack is looking damn good in it. And I'm dying to see how closely it follows along the lines of a certain nasty RPF piece a certain someone might have worked on earlier this year, ahem.

Date: 2011-07-21 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 51stcenturyfox.livejournal.com
I'm looking forward to da book! It sounds awesome. Do you have plans for the cover, etc? Because some people I know have done this and would enjoy advising, probably.

Yeah, I have MD fic boiling in my head but need to see more character interaction which will surely be occurring tomorrow. Because I hate getting jossed. :D

Date: 2011-07-21 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azn-jack-fiend.livejournal.com
Cool! Well, we have some ideas for art and a possible commission kicking around. But yeah, that would be awesome!

Date: 2011-07-22 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joking.livejournal.com
I know I haven't written any reaction posts, but I've been really enjoying MD too. I've gotten a family member hooked on it who's a doctor, so it's been interesting getting her perspective. I think this is a story centered around ideas as much as it's centered around people, and those ideas are so very big and timely.

But yeah, I'm also excited for the Gay Agenda to come back swinging this week. I wonder if there's any hope for queer female representation sometime this season?

-flails at the praise-

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