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Monday, January 09, 2006

Here We Go Again...

As many of you know, I recently decided to abandon Darkness on the Plains. I finished it a few years ago and it was an utter mess. I made many…many horrible mistakes throughout.

Well, M.G. Tarquini convinced me that I shouldn’t give up on it. I sent her a copy of the MSS and she gave me several really good pieces of advice. To make a long story short, I have decided to re-write the novel.

Starting tomorrow, I will post a chapter every Tuesday and Friday (sound familiar?) for your perusal. As always, your comments/suggestions are welcome. Don’t be afraid to point out things that just don’t seem to work or out right suck. The occasional, “Wow, this knocked my socks off” would also be appreciated, but only if it really does.

Thanks for playing…

12 Comments:

At 8:13 AM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

Um...I think I mentioned something about giving yourself some distance from it also, didn't I. Not sure that two weeks counts. Unless, of course, you woke up in the middle of the night with a scathingly good idea?

You're the maestro. Go for it.

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

You did, indeed, offer that advice, but I have written two novels and a 30,000 word novella since I finished DOP. It's true, that I let myself get close to it again, when I decided to try to fix it, but overall, it has been a good two years since I really dug into this story.

Thanks again, M.G.

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

YAY!!! Now I can get back to my normal " check Goody's blog first" on tuesdays and fridays ! Good luck !

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Good luck, Goody!

And never take any of M.G.'s advice seriously, she's half-drugged most of the time.

*RUNS*

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Ah, thanks, Breazy. I hope I don't disappoint you...

Dana, that was pretty damned funny, but now I am wondering if you can outrun her... :D

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger lime said...

well i am looking forward to it, even though you've left me dangling with sgt. crow and the NC vampire. hehehehe

btw, as for the quiz at HOL we currently have a 4 way tie! you, snavy, idiot, and pieces!

 
At 1:11 PM, Blogger Breazy said...

Awww Goody , your writing will never disappoint me ! Don't make me bust out into my drill sargeant personality ! hehe just kidding but seriously you won't disappoint me !

 
At 1:25 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Sorry to leave you hanging, Lime. I will try to make it up to you when I do get around to Sgt. Crow.

Thanks, Breazy.

 
At 8:50 PM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

Dana can run, but she can't hide. I know where she lives.

 
At 4:58 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

"I know where you live, and I've seen where you sleep. I swear by all that's holy, your mother will weep, when she sees what I've done to you."

Sorry that just totally reminded me of Tommy Boy. You know...that scene where his calm quiet girlfriend goes all section 8 on a group of kids that are making fun of Chris Farley.

Anyhoo, back to the coffee.

 
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