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Writing in the dark

Marty’s photo of the day #2349: Finishing my science-fiction political-comedy novel, Time Is Irreverent, is taking longer than expected. I thought I was done and only needed to input the suggestions from my editor, but since she had the manuscript for longer than expected, I’m seeing the story with fresh eyes and coming up with new improvements on almost every page.

Going through the book again can be frustrating. For instance, last night I spent an hour agonizing over a single word. Then again, I get such a special feeling while I’m immersed in a story that I love so much. I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

Lately I’ve been getting up earlier and earlier to dive back into the book, as I concentrate better when it’s dark out and can fire up the candles in my red writing room. This photo shows my view this morning, as the sun hit Gash Peak while I worked by candlelight.

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