Thanks for waiting to hear from me – I’m back on the horse-ish. Let me tell you what’s going on. All this week, I’ve been re-writing Mike.Sierra.Echo in response to some feedback and soul-searching. Am I willing to put the time in? Is this the best that I can do?
Going back to the well again required a lot of time and energy – not only to manage the work but manage emotions. I really wanted to believe I was done with the project, however it was clear that Mike.Sierra.Echo was not done with me. Sometimes I feel like Sisyphus, rolling the stones back into place over and over again. Other times I’m like ‘I can’t believe I didn’t figure this out before!’
The good news is that this work is making MSE better than it was – I’m cutting the story down to what it always should have been. By my calculations, I’ve written over 300K words to make MSE into a 65K word-novel you’ll enjoy reading. One of these days I’ll figure out how to make this process more efficient and I’ll share with you some best practices once I know what they are.
So yes, back on the horse-ish. I don’t really feel like blogging right now, but you deserve to know what’s going on. My best wishes to you for your personal success and happiness.