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January 24th, 2013
Well, I thought Ice Breaker was as good as finished. After all, I had a contract with my Australian publishers, and we were about to start the copy-editing process.
But one can never be entirely sure of these things. Last week I had an email from my American agent saying that she’d like me to make a few changes before she showed it to the publisher.
WAAAAAAAAAAH! I HATE having to make changes once I think a book is finished! So I rampaged round the house for a while, then I calmed down and read the manuscript. And you know what? She was right. It needed more work. 🙁 I hadn’t read it for a few months, and I could see what needed to be done.
So, three days ago I started rewriting it. And I’m actually rather enjoying myself now. It WILL be a better book as a result of these changes.
The other thing of course is that I’ve had to change the desktop picture on my computer. I like to have a desktop that relates to what I’m working on. It sort of helps to get me into the mood of the story.
So while I’ve been writing Brizzlehound (which is now on the backburner for a few weeks) I’ve had a picture of a swamp that I took when I was up in the Daintree late last year.
But now I’m back down in the icy wastes, with Ice Breaker, I need something a lot cooler. So I’ve gone back to this one.
If you’re a writer, young or old or somewhere in between, what do you use to get yourself in the mood of a story?