Daily Challenge Check-in: October 16, 2015

Words/Time: 38 minutes revising “Pithea.” I spent some time researching different species of bears to decide if one of them would suit the animal that I created when I thought the world would be completely fantasy. I’ve since decided it would take place right here on Earth, but probably close to 2000 years in the future. The rest of the time was normal revision, no huge fixes today. I finished at the end of the climax. As much as I worry about how this novel will be received when it’s finally ready to submit to publishers, one of my main concerns right now is the story structure. It’s told in 4 parts, each of which is like its own contained story with a beginning, middle, climax, and end. The climaxes aren’t always terribly exciting, though the final one is definitely the most suspenseful.  Anyway, it feels like a bit of a mess, and I’m not sure it can be made more structured without the story just falling to pieces. So it’s possible this novel’s only real future will be in self-publishing.

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