Posted By SandChigger on April 6, 2009
I enjoy the company of my characters, even the villains. And if they don’t behave…well, hungry sea monsters always need feeding.
about 1 hour ago from web
Gawd … doesn’t that almost read like something HypoKantele or Her Imperial Highnose Irulaurilaniya might post? Ooh, just gives me shivers at how cute it is!
About seven hours before the above he had posted this:
I love plotting, love writing first draft, love polishing later drafts, but the first edit is always hardest. Only 118 more chapters to do.
about 8 hours ago from web
Yeah, right. Plotting = daydreaming and scribbling notes. “Ooh, what if a giganticohumongous mutant sea monster swallows the whole city?! And then Superman gives Batman a wedgie!” Writing first draft = wandering around in the woods watching squirrels humping while trying to ignore the noise made by a stupid human babbling into a recorder. Polishing later drafts = patting self on back after most of the hard stuff is done.
Yeah, I can see why he LOVES those things: there’s no real work involved, is there? (At least the way he does it.) And that’s why he hates “the first edit”: not only is it REAL WORK (or, at least, should be), but it also means he has to face the reality that he really doesn’t hike out “perfect prose” after all.