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Snowing like hell in Santa Fe today. I feel like Jon Snow on the Wall. White everywhere I look, and still coming down.

Of course, I'm writing about Meereen, where the weather is hot and muggy, oppressive. If the snow keeps falling, I better take it as an omen, switch to a Jon chapter tomorrow.

The good news: finished a chapter today.

The bad news: it's one I've finished at least four times before.

This time, though, I think I finally got it right. We'll see. Still whacking at the Meereenese knot.

I took an especially vigorous hack two days ago, by switching to a new POV. It seems to have helped. Helps to have a pair of eyes on the inside rather than the outside here. And back story works better in recollections than in dialogue.

Let's hope that when next week comes, I still like what I did this week.

Writing, writing...


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Jan. 29th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
I wish I felt like Jon Snow. Why doesn't it snow in Texas!
Jan. 29th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
Feeling like Jon Snow..
(no subject) - freeimprov - Jan. 29th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 29th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
Ii hope this chapter will be more final than the last four times you've finished it :) But if it isn't, that just means it will keep improving and improving
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
I hope it is improving and improving. There are dark days when I think I am just chasing my own tail.
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rewriting - vieronymous - Jan. 29th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dancing with an awesome plot - kevin_007 - Jan. 29th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC) - Expand
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guesstimates - steveoh77 - Jan. 29th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Yay Writing!
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
Write your ass off, man!

You're so close I can taste it!

Jan. 29th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
what can you taste? the writing or the ass? :p
Re: GO GO GO - ewthatscute - Jan. 29th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: GO GO GO - brightroar - Jan. 29th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
Awesome news. Godspeed, Sir.
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
I love the character of Jon Snow, so I'm rooting for the white stuff!

I'm glad you've finished a tricky chapter. And I hope the playoff games won't incline you to treat some of my favorite characters less than charitably. :)
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
I would rather be in Meereen. Snow is very overrated. I'd take the black if it were in Meereen and not the North.
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
WOOT! Keep it up George! Always love hearing about Dance progress.
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
I dont know if you read the comments of your livejournal but i must say your books are the best i read in my life and i could not pass up the chance to tell you you're a genius and my favorite writer.
Since I read a song of fire and ice for the first time, I can not read another book of fantasy. Your work is excellent. Congratulations.

A fan who can not even speak English but he expects that if you read your comments understand something.
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
Oh, the glamour of being a Famous Author. ^-^

"One word at a time, man. One word at a time."

re: tailchasing. Dude. Your stuff is consistently awesome and decidedly un-tail-chase-y. That's just the mid-novel ennui talking. We, your very own Holy Zombie Horde, have faith in you. =)

Keep plugging,

yr. fan,

Jan. 29th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
I used to live in Albuquerque. The 2 years I was there, it snowed only once.

Omen indeed.

Jan. 29th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
I listened to some audio of Feast for Crows the other night, when I needed a fix of good writing. I had forgotten just what a grandmaster of the writing craft you really are. Whatever you decide will be spectacular.
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
Yay for finishing a chapter. Look to the good and not the bad!

If it's any consolation we are having uncommonly warm weather here in Dunedin. It's stinking hot and I long for air conditioning :(
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
I know it's insensitive of me, but thank God the Football season is over for most of us. Writing is good, any writing is good. ;)
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

~Antoine de Saint Exupéry

I think the same could be said for writing :)

ps. I know some people are impatient but I really appreciate all the time you're putting into making the story just right!

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