Unbraiding multiple plotlines

I am slowly coming to grips with the fact that I’ve written not one but 2 books. FIENDS currently clocks in at 90k, but it’unbraidings gotten unwieldly in terms of plot threads and characters.

The same thing had happened with the original version of THE RELUCTANT REAPER so my editor had me cut the 100k book in two, add a reasonably satisfying ending to the first book and write a third to wrap up the last of the dangling threads.

But with FIENDS, I’m going to have to unwind two major plotlines and create two ~70k novels from the current 90k version. Damn. I thought I was done.

But then again, two books! (And I know how the trilogy will wrap up.)


About Gina X. Grant

Gina X. Grant writes ingenious plotlines with twists, turns and sometimes magic. She is represented by Rosemary Stimola, the agent who also represents the Hunger Games series. Gina’s RELUCTANT REAPER trilogy is available from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint. She lives in Toronto, Canada, just blocks from the house she grew up in. She’s married to a friendly curmudgeon from a mining town in Northern Ontario. They have one rescued hound, Storm, named for Gina’s other pen name. Storm Grant—the writer, not the hound dog—writes engaging action adventure with two heroes. Since 2007, she has published with a variety of e-publishers and more recently, self-publishes. Gina’s and Storm’s books are available at all your favorite etailers, such as Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. Visit ginaXgrant.com or stormgrant.com to find out more.

Posted on July 19, 2013, in update, Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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