So I’ve been working (which you probably noticed since the PoI posts were late) and trying really hard to remember this:
because this book is not inside my comfort zone at all.
On the other hand, when I look at it, it’s pretty much basic Crusie: an angry, pro-active heroine, a laidback hero, lots of food, a community of thousands, a dog . . . I do have a groove I stick to. And maybe making the hero the Devil is a way of keeping the groove from becoming a rut. I really don’t want to be an author who writes the same book over and over, even though there are authors who do that I really admire.
So I’m concentrating on saying, “Yes,” every time something outrageous pops up and I think, “No.” “No, that’s a bridge too far, no that’s too ridiculous, no that’s too trope-y.” Fuck it. Yes.
Here, have another massive chunk of WiP while I go work on The Adventures of Nita and the Devil on Demon Island. Massive as in “It’s the first act and it’s over 40,000 words and it can’t be much over 30,000 so let me know what parts can be cut, please.”