Communion Of Dreams


Detached and critical.
August 13, 2009, 10:56 am
Filed under: Art, Comics, Publishing, Science Fiction, Space, Writing stuff

Sent a note to a friend, who had asked whether it is painful editing CoD:

Nah, I can be pretty ruthless when I need to be.

And it’s true. Unfortunately, when I get into the necessary detached and critical headspace for this kind of work, it tends to slop over into a lot of how I see everything. So, let’s just say my cynicism level is high, and rising.

But it is working. I’m through Chapter One and about 1/3 the way into Chapter Two, and have already cut out about 1,400 words. And after doing the preliminary read-through of the rest of Chapter Two, I can say that a lot more is going to come out of that. Stuff I like, but doesn’t really do much other than back-fill history – too much “explaining of the events and the technology”, as the readers from the publisher put it. So it’ll get the chop.

Like I said, ruthless.

But this is somewhat interesting: moon town. And hey, they have my Paint the Moon idea (which prompted my wife to send me the strip), so it can’t be all bad.

Back to work.

Jim Downey


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