As per the norm, a fresh post at I Are Writer! is to be had.
I thought for a slight change of pace, I would give everyone an update on my various writing projects.
1} The Friendship Has Begun. If you didn't get a change to peruse last week's post at I Are Writer!, this is the title to my current re-writing project. The title itself is based on a seriously inside joke at work. The companion inside joke is The Friendship's Over, which is the title of the sequel to this novel. Overall, I'm making good progress on this novel, as I'm writing over 750 words per non-working weekend and I'm doing some occasional writing during the week as well, which is why I'm not make the blog rounds as much as I used to. I'm current on chapter four, and I'm finding that the easiest way to rewrite this novel, is to ignore most of what I originally wrote. Each chapter has a particular scene that plays out, with a beginning and an ending. All I have to do is fill in the middle.
2} What Is Life? (A Three Act Play). This my short story trilogy and it's turning into a delightful bit of organized chaos. For instance, while I was researching dates for the copyright page (Amazon, like Smashwords, has this thing about plagiarizing, unless you explicitly mention on the copyright page that your story/stories were previously published), I found a nifty little short story that I published some 6 years ago on my adult blog.
Detour about copyright page: 99% of what I'm putting into this short story trilogy has been previously published, so it took me the better part of thirty minutes to find and write down every single publication date for seven stories and three story snippets. Damn thing is about a quarter page in length.
Anyways, this nifty little short story, which was previously untitled, has a medieval/Shakespearean feel to it. So I thought, "Wow, this would make a great bonus story for the trilogy."
A good thought, but it needed some fine tuning. Enter super-duper smart daughter Jenelle, who was in a good enough mood to read/critique the short story. And surprise surprise Sgt. Carter!, she came up with some good editing suggestions, which actually makes sense, since the story was originally posted on my blog. So it took me about thirty minutes to tweak those parts while transcribing said story to the computer. All that remains coming up with a new name for the spirit guardian of the forest, because, quite frankly, the name Kenya simply does not work for the time frame in question.
Beyond that, the only remaining items on the menu board are: blurbs for the stories, cover pic and formatting.
So my friends, that's where I is with my writing. The gogo-mojo is back and for the first time in quite a few years, I'm actually having fun with my writing.
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