(Listening to - Rammstein - Feuer Frei!)
(Nicked this from Pub Rants, a fascinating blog about the life of a literary agent.)
Having just finished the first edit yesterday, I've come to a few decisions about Solus. While I love the characters, the plot, and the general direction and tone, a lot of the writing is, quite frankly, shite.
This novel was the first I'd ever written, and as such, the first third is atrocious. Even after a great deal of editing, I'm still not anything approaching "happy" with it. I think it's going to be a case of practically rewriting the damn thing, and pasting in the odd bit of "decent" story.
For now though, I'm going to concentrate on editing my UF novella and writing (then editing) my SF novella. I'd like to get them out there making me the odd sale while I hack and slash at Solus.
PS. The editing hat worked. Sped me right up.
PPS. It's my 26th birthday tomorrow!