I have found my bliss again . . . You won’t believe where? Between 12:00am and 4:00am, that’s where. I’m writing again. I’m writing for real. Real words, similes, metaphors and poignant thought . . . This is what I meant, when I wrote I had lost something. No more, IT HAS BEEN FOUND. My life seems so crazy, compared to everyone else. But then I live a different kind of life.
I’m down to just five chapters on the edit of Sins of a Father. I think it’s pretty good. That’s saying something, for I am my greatest critic. I have been working on Sins since 2003, that’s four years. This last edit has taken a year . . . I think I’ve rewritten the whole thing five, maybe six times . . . It’s over 105,000 words, over 300 pages, probably closer to 400. The last edit I scrutinized every word, they had to sing. Now I have made loads of grammar mistakes . . . I favorite the compound run-on sentence, but it has to sing. My words have to pull the reader along when the plot might not . . .
I have read this so many times . . . Though now, it’s an easy read.
For a novel, four years is a ridiculous long time. And that’s true, but how does a beginner learn to write? With each word, each page. The rewrites are maddening, because each day you grow as a writer. And with each day you discover new things and new truths. And of course that means changing the plot, fixing character traits, dialogue, dialect, descriptions . . . Anything and everything to create a story worthy of being read . . .
It’s not quite THE END, but my dream lives. Dreams are yours to share. Dan
Dreams are yours to Share
Just Released . . . Sleepless Nights, AuthorHouse, 2007
A continuation of The World . . . through a poets eyes.
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