Wednesday, January 19, 2011
yet another thrilling day
Mike (my agent) asked me for an urgent chapter-by-chapter summary of STARDOGS yesterday. As a typically dense, complex Dave Freer book (ie. yes, you may find it easy to read, but I estimate I cover the same material as my two frequent co-authors in 0.5 to 0.2 of the verbage. This is not really a good thing. It's just the way I write)the summary is a nightmare. And boring too ;-). The book isn't. This made as much sense as summarise the bible, chapter by chapter. I am fairly sure the editor in question will 1)not follow the summary 2)not buy the book, so that was a 4000 word (ie a short story) worth of wasted time. On the other hand, if they read the first chapter, and liked/hated it, the rest is there. I cannot see the point of this, but I've done it. Let no-one say I've not tried my best for New York (the inverse, however...). Anyway, it was a long day's work, and really off the direction I am trying to go with Dog and Dragon. So when I finished, I went to bed instead of posting about my thrilling day.