I'm working on my pirate/alternative history/fantasy/steampunk/sci-fi novel.
Yeah, I know how that sounds, but there isn't one clear genre classification of this novel. It might be the reason I love it so much.
Maggy, my main character, is a handful. As is her actions, activities, and the general mayhem of her existence. The thing is, proofing something with so much action that must be fully described in order to make sense, is tiresome and somewhat like trying to play twister with one's self. I worked and re-worked a jail break the first time and found myself reworking it again today.
It isn't a bad thing, though. If you want your story to be right, it takes some reworking to make sure that the image you build in your reader's mind is the same image you see in your own. Will it be perfect? See my last blog entry.
I love writing Maggy, though. I love her spirit, her devil-may-care attitude, and her aplomb. She's just so freaking fun. So, even though I am doing rewrites again, it will be worth it in the end. I will help give Maggy more life for the reader to understand her, see who she is even when she isn't quite sure, and want to read her like I want to read her. I really hope some of you will love her half as much as I do. She's kind of awesome.