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What happens when you stop in the middle of a draft and rewind to the beginning, and why.By Serdar Yegulalp on 2019/12/04 17:00
I'm very close to the end of the first — well, second, more on that in a sec — draft of Fall Of The Hammer. I say "first/second" because I started it earlier this year, got about two-thirds of the way through, stopped, wound back to the beginning, and started rewriting it as if it was a second draft. This is not a common pattern for me; the vast majority of the time I just blast all the way through and then fix it to avoid disrupting momentum. But a funny thing happened on the way to Act Five.
The most amazing thing about the next draft of 'The Fall Of The Hammer' is how much of it will end up not getting ditched, as I feared might happen.By Serdar Yegulalp on 2019/08/29 08:00
Over the last couple of days I have put together a fresh, second-pass outline for The Fall Of The Hammer, the new book. This is a habit I've only recently accustomed myself to: write an outline, write a draft, then create a new outline that reflects the changes you want to make, then write the next draft. This time I got a head start: I bailed before finishing the first draft, and wrote the next-iteration outline as a way to get out of the thorny cul-de-sac I'd written myself into.
There's more than one way to mark progress for a work in progress. Sometimes it's when you take one step back so you can take several more steps forward in a new direction.By Serdar Yegulalp on 2019/08/24 08:00
It's been a busy week or so — lots of running around, some family stuff, nothing worth crowing about in public but it did keep me away from the keys. Enough time away from the keys for me to take a new tack with the current novel project (Fall Of The Hammer): start re-outlining.
I have enough of a "zero draft" done to know what the limitations are of the project as I have it currently conceived. There's a lot of them. Next step is to take the pieces I have, use them to compile what amounts to a new story with a new scene breakdown, and then write that as my next draft.
The peculiar genesis of my new novel means it's going to take at least one to two more passes than usual to kick it into shape.By Serdar Yegulalp on 2019/07/04 08:00
I've mentioned before I'm in the middle of work on a new novel, The Fall Of The Hammer, and in general it's not my habit to post word-count updates or anything that granular. I prefer to underpromise and overdeliver, and to bring the thing out when it's done and no sooner. I will say this, though: the peculiar genesis of this story means it's going to take at least one to two more passes than usual to kick it into shape.
Notes from early on in the first draft of the new novel, 'The Fall Of The Hammer'.By Serdar Yegulalp on 2019/02/15 17:00
I haven't been posting much the last few days, not because of the site upgrade that temporarily borked my blogging software (or because of the idiotic self-inflicted political chaos that has become the hallmark of this moment in time) but because I've been up to the elbows and shins in writing the first draft of The Fall Of The Hammer. A couple of insights have already surfaced.
Sorry about the silence over the last couple of days. I've officially started writing the as-yet-untitled 2019 novel.By Serdar Yegulalp on 2019/01/17 22:00
Sorry about the silence over the last couple of days. I've officially started writing the as-yet-untitled 2019 novel. The tentative title is The Fall Of The Hammer — a holdover name from a really old project, since I recycled a number of concepts from it into this one.
There isn't much to report so far — a few thousand words, a couple of hurdles cleared. I will say, without spoiling anything, that a few specific aspects of the project stand out so far:
A small printing issue has surfaced with the dead-tree edition of my new novel, 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned.'By Serdar Yegulalp on 2019/01/09 09:00
If you bought a paper copy of Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, I have some bad news for you: The book's internal layout is not as I intended it.
Short version: The headers and footers in the book got switched. The page numbering should be at the top of the page, not the bottom. Apparently I managed to miss this through the whole of the proofing process. (I'll talk to my doctor about getting my pills changed. Promise.)
I'm going to work to make sure this is corrected and post another note, both on this post and on the blog generally, when the problem is fixed.
If you bought the paper book from Amazon and want to swap it for a fresh one, send me an email copy of your proof of purchase and I'll drop-ship you a fresh copy when it's ready, on me.
Note that this does not affect the Kindle or ebook versions of the book, just the print edition.
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