Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Revising With A Machete

Yesterday I took a shovel and machete to the snow on my roof. Today I'm taking the shovel and machete to my latest novel. I had some promising early reads from several major US editors. 
I'm making some major changes to the original vision and voice, but like my house, the novel will be better off without the burden of a too complicated structure placed upon it.
Revision with a machete can be strangely relieving. You cut and hack and don't look back. Then you go in with the shovel and clean away the debris. What is left might still need a little work, but the heavy lifting is done. 

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Monday, March 12, 2012

My Book On The Way To Nome

Last year Pete Kaiser delivered The Raven's Gift to Nome in the 2011 Iditarod. This year Pete is currently in 6th place with a serious shot at a top five finish! Perhaps that book was weighing him down lady year, as he narrowly missed a top ten finish!
Go Pete!