Curse update: March 15, 2014

CurseV2FinalV1I’ve been diligently moving forward with CURSE.

However, it’s not been in a straight line. While working on the ending last week, I realized that I no longer had the word limit constraints I had with Tor.

Of course, I knew that, but I hadn’t gone back to my previous draft that had been written to meet Tor’s limits and asked: should I put  back in anything that I was forced to cut?

But while writing the ending last week I realized that in the last revision I had removed an awesome sequence that introduces the villain of the tale. I’d done it to save the word count. I’d written another entrance. It was good given the constraints, but it didn’t have the cool wattage that this one did.

Not even close.

I love great character entrances. Could I put it back it?

The answer was a resounding yes!

So this week was spent rewriting that entrance (and now it’s even better than it was) and fitting it into the story (and slid in so smoothly and made it so much better).

Folks, you will now get to see the naked orange-eyed priest of Mungo.

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9 Responses to Curse update: March 15, 2014

  1. JohnW says:

    “naked orange-eyed priest of Mungo”

    Sounds vaguely familiar. Was he in one of the sample chapters you posted way back when?

  2. John Brown says:

    Yes. Way, way, way back.

  3. JohnW says:

    I think I remember him being a birdman?

  4. John Brown says:

    Not a birdman. But there’s definitely something to do with a bird.

  5. JohnW says:

    Maybe I am confusing him with another character. I vaguely remember the evil hunter guy, but I do not remember him “naked”. And I remember a naked birdman crazy guy, but he seemed more confused than evil. It has been quite a while since I read it.

  6. John Brown says:

    John,

    You’ve got an awesome memory. That was so long ago, and yet you’ve still got a lot of it.

  7. JohnW says:

    Maybe I remember it because it was so well written! 🙂

    Now hurry up and finish! 😉

  8. Bryce says:

    This is the first and only time I have ever found myself excited to be introduced to a naked priest.

  9. John Brown says:

    LOL. That’s quote-worthy, Bryce.