Back to work on the New One on this glorious May 5th (which is, incidentally, the day the book opens and the main character’s birthday).
Scott suggested I employ more descriptive and explanatory narration. My tendency is to overdo this sort of thing, so I held myself back in previous drafts. It’ll be fun to go through and add more authorial commentary. There’s a lot of subtle metaphor in this manuscript- maybe too subtle. It’s time to go back and bring some of these threads to the surface. Vonnegut can really expose his themes without it seeming forced or heavy-handed, so I’ll try to follow his example.
It’s good to be back.