September 27th, 2009

SPIDER ON THE STAIRS

Well, SOTS is off to my long-suffering editor at long last. Time to take a look at what went wrong in the writing of it and what I learned from the experience. So herewith is the post-mortem.

A quick recap: it took me over a year and a half to write it, and it wasn’t because it “grew in the telling” or anything. It was simply because I had trouble writing it, in a way I’ve never had trouble before. Hence this attempt at analysis. I think I have learned from the experience, although there are still things that are a mystery to me.

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