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One more monkey down.

Today I delivered the first draft of "Blackwater" to Dan and David. (Finally) A bit overdue, as always. And probably too long and long expensive, as my scripts always are. (I got to write the Battle of the Blackwater. I tried to be good and restrain myself, but you know how things go. Oh, well. I knew the job was dangerous when I took it).

This is television... (no, it's not TV, it's HBO)... so there will undoubtedly be many further drafts and revisions. But the first draft is the hard one.

And it's a good thing it's done. On Sunday I leave for the first leg of my US book tour.

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memyselfandrye
Jul. 6th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
I'm beginning to think...
you secretly like deadlines.

I can't imagine most people taking on so many deadlines!!!

Well, we all have high hopes for Blackwater, chief among them, that Tyrion stays conscious for the majority of the fight... at least until Podrick brings a house of Payne. Sorry, I just woke up. I know that isn't funny, but I can't figure out where the backspace key is in my addled state.
grrm
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm beginning to think...
I do sometimes take on more than I can easily chew, I must admit it. I am perpetually guilty of an excess of optimism about how much work I can actually get done in a certain period of time.

There were times in my life and career when I could reliably knock out a teleplay or short story in two weeks, a novella in a month, a novel in a year. Those times are gone, alas.

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