Gun fights! Explosions! Snarky comments about crickets!
I have now edited seventy-seven pages out of one hundred sixty-four in Project Brimstone, so I think I can take a short break.
Then again, I’m having such fun editing it, so why stop now?
It’s not all combat and snark. Sometimes there is serious introspection. Or thoughts about beer and fishing. I mean in the manuscript, of course. There’s no thinking about beer in editing — not the way I do it. Thoughts of hard cider will happen, though. I blame one of secondary characters.
“Where are my beta readers?” exclaims Weaver. “I need beta readers!”
That’s okay, I guess. Due to a bionic implant to repair his ear, the protagonist of this novel can hear crickets doing… private cricket stuff. Or so he said once. He may have been joking.
I’m now at the part of the story that’s the immediate aftermath to an incomplete short story I’ve been unable (even with professional help!) to flesh out into something longer. So, yeah, there’s a small plot spoiler for one person I hope will volunteer to beta read: Corey-the-human has already “met” one of the secondary characters in Project Brimstone. It feels kinda odd, editing dialogue for one of my people when I didn’t write that dialogue myself, but I do trust my clone to take good care of these figments of my imagination… Except that time he called Brennen a brony. *shakes head* Brennen isn’t in this story, by the way. Just in case you were hoping for more from those weirdos.
“So which weirdos are in this story, Weaver?” I’m not telling. You’ll have to read it and find out. Mwahahahaha…!
Um… A bit past one in the morning now. Maybe I should take a real break from editing and come back to it tomorrow — real tomorrow, I mean, after I’ve slept. But I’m just starting the Really Good Part… (Sure, I’m biased. See above comments about one of my people being a secondary character introduced in the current chapter.) Maybe I’ll keep going until I get to the part with the storm…
…And you kids probably thought editing is all boring stuff like fixing comma splices and rearranging word order in dialogue tags. 🙂