NOTE: this is a bit of a “what am I up to” post, so don’t expect fireworks 🙂
My revision is underway. Man it is a tough task. I find myself constantly second-guessing my readers and doubting myself.
Chapter two, originally my first chapter, proved fairly easy to revise/edit. It had been through the process several times before and I felt reasonably confident about it. This is where I begin my second story stream. The novel actually has about half a dozen story streams in it, all of which are colliding. To some extent Steven Erikson is my model. I love the complexity of his tales.
Chapter three “The Lock” has been extremely painful to edit. I realised that I had put far too much “clever” description in there that simply slowed down the pace too much. Cutting that was difficult because I love some of those paragraphs, but it had to be done. This chapter returns us to the actions of the Wizard/Pilot Verdant P