That Thing Where I Draw: Reconnaissance

Inspired by night after night of playing Command & Conquer in the UCSD freshman dorms.



So after an unintentional two week hiatus from writing (which I blame on a broken laptop, a gaming friend come to visit, and (to a lesser extent) the birth of Jesus Christ), I finally got back to Air Pirates this week. That's right, Beta Phase II is over and I have begun the fourth (and hopefully final) round of revision before I send it out.

This round of critiques has taught me yet again that I can't please everybody. I think I've told you before about the dual storyline aspect of the novel. Round 1 had folks that liked both storylines as well as folks who loved Hagai's timeline but not Sam's. Well Round 2 has completed the circle, with betas that loved Sam's timeline but were annoyed with Hagai's.

I suppose I could be depressed about this, but honestly it made me laugh. Obviously SOMETHING is right with both sides of the novel. I just need to figure out how to minimize the annoyance for each camp.

And find an agent who loves both, of course.

6 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

And the picture is you being attacked by your critiquers, or what you'd like to do to them?

Good luck with the final revision. I admire you for getting on with it.

Bane of Anubis said...

Makes me think of The Neverending Story and passing between the Sphinxes

KatieGrrr said...

I was about to mention the sphinxes as well.

Matthew Delman said...

Oh Command and Conquer. How I miss thee.

Did you know that newer computers actually won't allow you play those games? I tried to install one on my PC and it said the software was too old or something odd like that.

MattyDub said...

"Nuclear missile ready." - the #1 reason to play with headphones on, especially if you're playing against your roommate.
-M

Adam Heine said...

It is like the sphinxes, isn't it?

Matt D: It's the old DOS-based games that fail (like Crusader: No Remorse *lamentable sigh*). I can still play Torment on Vista, I've discovered.

MattyDub: I still remember the day we learned that lesson.