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Finished my second draft of the first chapter of Elemental the other day.

The second chapter is looming over me, staring at me and taunting me, telling me to just give up and play video games because I'll never be a good enough writer to make that chapter worth reading.

And then there's book 2 in the Lightbringer series that came out today. Delivered straight to my Kindle. And it's taunting me even worse, telling me I could just sit back and read all day instead of working on my own stories.

Dammit, I've been reading for the last two months. I need to stop that long enough to get some writing done or I'll never be a success!

This chapter is hard. And it sucks. And editing/revising/rewriting is taking so much time that I'm wondering if it's even worth it to try to get published. And why am I working on Elemental when it's probably the least likely to get published? Oh, sure, I love it, but it's first person, and it's...flawed. There are...things. Things that are wrong with it. And there's gender issues and sexual identity issues that are never fully resolved. And it's glorious and I love it, but I'm scared it won't get published so I should work on something with a little more promise. Something a bit more normal.

But...Agrad is my hero. And I adore Krecek to little bitty pieces. And I want to give them a chance.

Aw, crud. I'm scared.

And I'm going to keep editing. Revising. Rewriting. Whatever.

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Date: 2012-09-12 10:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jupiter-star.livejournal.com
IF YOU DON'T KEEP AT IT I WILL CRY FOREVER AND EVER. Because I want to have it show up on MY Kindle someday!

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Date: 2012-09-13 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] butterflydrming.livejournal.com
Once you have Elemental in a state of completion that satisfies you, then you can write to the specs of the "normal" market. At the very least, you can have it published after you're a household name. I think that the "unpublishable" novel is a wondeful thing.

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Date: 2012-09-13 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamchronin.livejournal.com
I think I'm going to try to get it published anyway, while I work on my next big idea. I don't know what it is, but I just can't leave it alone. I should edit Legacy of the Fae. It's got a lot of promise in there. But Elemental is where my passion is.

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Date: 2012-09-14 11:38 pm (UTC)

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