How the Writing Is Going: July 20, 2022

Sometime this spring/early summer, Paul decided that he needed to make a few adjustments to the manuscript for The Dark Plaza in light of things the characters told him during the writing of the prequel series, so he’s been making those adjustments in bit and pieces as he has time/mental energy to do so.

He also decided yesterday (I think) that he needed to expand on the last part of the manuscript (a part that could be referred to as the “boss fight” sequence, if one wanted to be flippant and also oversimplify matters), because previously he’s focused on the central thread and nothing else.

So today he wrote three thousand words of new material in the last handful of chapters of The Dark Plaza.

Also, I’m pretty sure that we’ve decided, once and for all, to keep the epilogue. Paul had been going back and forth on that: ‘Will leaving it out make the reader feel cheated? Will leaving it in make the reader feel cheated?’ That sort of thing.


About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have eight cats. I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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