Right now I'm "rewriting" a book I wrote last summer. I've title it Queen because it's about one of the most famous queens in history. She's even heralded in the Bible. The process of rewriting is more intensive than I thought. The book is also getting longer, so I'm hoping that by the last one-hundred pages I'll be able to find stuff I want to cut.
But last night I dreamed about the new ending. So I've decided to write it down (in code so I won't give it away). It's not really anything too different, but actually an idea I had a few weeks ago.
Mind you, I didn't dream the scene like a movie, just the plotting/writing part of it. So it wasn't like some of those famous authors who say they just dreamed something and now they're NY Times Bestsellers.
My goal to have the rewrite finished was the end of June. But since that's today, I'm pushing back my goal to the end of July. It will only require a little missed sleep. Something I've done before. What's the rush? Well, I need to start writing a new novel for my publisher that will be released in Fall 2008. And time is ticking.
Here's my code:
Story Jade Tomb Queen
Salalah v. Muscat
Well, it makes sense to me, and now I won't be able to forget it.