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Something a little different . . .

After sending a chapter of Childhood's Tears off to a beta and getting their feedback, I have decided to do something I've never done before. I'm going to revise this story before I get to the end. I was looking at the comments they made, especially between the first half and the second half of the chapter and realized they were absolutely right.

Then I looked at the whole story I'd written up until now and realized I had an OK story, but I had missed the big thrust of the story. I'd always envisioned this story to be sort of an "Indiana Jones meets Call of Cthulhu" but in the first draft, we were heavy into Indy and there was damn little Cthulhu. This needs to change.

So, since I wss going to rewrite the first chapter, I might as well go in now and revise the story to add in the spooky as well as the adventure. It was fun, I discussed the issue with the daughter over dinner tonight and she suggested what would make a wonderful addition to the book which will give it a Lovecraftian feel, but still keep it true to the world I'm developing.

You won't be seeing word counts for a while, but there will be progress measured in chapters updated. (Actually, overall word count will probably be coming down with the rewrite, but that's O.K. too.)

Current Revisions: Chapter 1 completed.

But, now back to see if the Royals can beat the White Sox in extra innings.

Night, everyone


( 2 howls — Howl with the Pack )
May. 6th, 2009 08:38 am (UTC)
OMG you write Indy novels!
I had forgot.

So you do both Indy and Stargate? I can't think of any cooler IP.
May. 7th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
Re: OMG you write Indy novels!
*cue John Williams, just off-screen*

No, I'm not writing an "Indiana Jones" novel, but that's the feel I'm trying to give it. My main character is an acquirer of things guarded by time or the dead . . . (sometimes undead).

I mean, imagine if Indy had gone into that tomb and instead of finding Nazis, he'd found barrow wights waiting for him. Now, that's entertainment. *grin*

(Course, if any editor out there has the Indiana Jones license and wants a fresh author to take a whack at it, I'm certainly in the market. Give me a buzz. *grin*)

Edited at 2009-05-07 12:15 am (UTC)
( 2 howls — Howl with the Pack )

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