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Black Hole Son Complete

As of 1/6/08, I’m considering the first draft of Black Hole Son complete. All 167,000 words of it. And there’s still more to write. I still have to do a revision 1.5, add in all the bits that I considered, but I’m not going to do that for about six weeks or so. My kid will be born by then! But that’s why I haven’t been here. Had to concentrate on it.

So, in the meantime, I’m revising Blood 2. I originally was going to work on some short stories, but I figured I owed it to finish this monkey on my back. I’m not sure who I owe it to, but if I don’t finish it, I don’t know what I’m going to do with it. My plan is to release it as fan fiction, not to render it for publishing. I don’t really see it as publishable. It’s a sequel, it’s fan fiction, and I still can see my “old style” of writing. Lots of long sentences, long paragraphs, and million dollar words. I’m cutting it so much I think I’m reducing it by 10% just per page. I really see what all the advice was talking about now – no need for prologues, no need for a big word when a small one will do.

I’m doing so much more style rewrites than structure rewrites. I wonder if it’s either that the style rewrites are getting in the way, or that I’m just not doing good enough. It’s not that I haven’t thought of any. I’m just curious how much structure rewrite I’m supposed to be doing.

Eric J. Juneau

Eric Juneau is a software engineer and novelist on his lunch breaks. In 2016, his first novel, Merm-8, was published by eTreasures. He lives in, was born in, and refuses to leave, Minnesota. You can find him talking about movies, video games, and Disney princesses at where he details his journey to become a capital A Author.

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