Thursday, 3 July 2014

Oops!



Hey all,

I am sorry for not posting this until WAY late—I thought it was Wednesday. I pretty much keep track of my week based on what day it is at the gym for me, and we pushed the workouts back a little bit because it was a million degrees the other day. I only now just looked at my computer calendar and realized my error.

Anywho, I have been rewriting the big end scene in Dreamstate II. I suppose I should say that it is one of the many end scenes, but it’s one of the more important ones. I had actually gone over it a few days ago, and thought it was alright, but this morning I decided to give it another once over, because something small had been bothering me. Turned out that the something small was just the tip of the iceberg. The scene was fine, but fine doesn’t really cut it for me, especially in such an important moment in the book. I want shock and awe and all sorts of crazy weird cool stuff to be going on, not just more of the same, which is sort of what I had. I ended up scrapping all four or so pages of content and I’m rewriting it. Not to spoiler anything, but a lot of what I’m doing to rewrite it is reading up on old creation myths and magics—old, old stuff that makes you say ‘whoa.’

I like old myths—nowadays everything is so chilled out and straight forward. Back when you used to get serpents swallowing the sun and giants battling crocodile gods and whatnot. I feel like a lot of this book I’ve been writing has been influenced pretty heavily by old legends, and I kind of wanted it to go out on the same note. It’s not quite as intense as the sky serpents, but there are definitely characters and places that wouldn’t seem all too out of place carved onto a stone tablet.

Like I said last week, I’m going to be doing my next blog post on Tuesday, and the site should be updated up top by now to reflect that. Also, I was thinking that I hadn’t done any free From Ash days for a long while and that maybe I should kick one off before too long. There will probably be more info on those free days in the next post—see ya’ then.

-Trevor

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