A Stone's Throw

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Blood Everywhere

In recent months I've had a novel of mine, 'Bloodletter', requested by several editors at some respected publishing houses. I made it clear to them that it needed another edit before it could be sent out, and everyone is fine with that. So now that I have enough time on my hands, I'm preparing to launch into the edit.

Currently I'm in pre-edit mode, one made up mostly of research. Now while I really enjoy research, sometimes it gets a bit grueling. Especially if the subject is of the plague variety. Researching on the internet is like going through the rabbit hole - you never know where it will lead. And this is certainly the case when you start googling about blood and sacrifices and the like. You start to get blood on the brain. I toggle between pages about the Ebola and Lassa virus, read up on ancient cutting practices, search for translations of dead languages on rituals.

Grisly stuff. But at the end of the day, even though I've had had to wade through a great deal of blood, coming up with a finished product is worth it.

Just hope the editors agree. Hah.


  • At 5:26 PM , Anonymous Jamie said...

    I can only imagine.... good luck with that LOL


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