Okay, in-depth editing of Closer Than Family isn't quite underway yet, but it will be soon. I realized that I left a couple of my concerns with a new character unaddressed before I finished, so I'll deal with those prior to tackling the rest of the manuscript. The best thing about writing might be that's not a … Continue reading Editing, Other Projects, and a Preview!
Pretty much as I predicted (okay, I'm a LITTLE behind schedule), I have a complete rough draft of Closer Than Family. All the scenes I wanted are there, in basically the order that makes the most sense, drama is escalated, action is exciting, characters are driving the plot. At least, I hope so. As of right now, the … Continue reading Closer Than Family Rough Draft
Merry Christmas to all and happy holidays if that don't do ya fine. I've got a present for everybody who actually pays attention to these posts: another sneak-peek at Book 2. Without further ado, let's get to it. Remember, these previews are unedited--so give me a little leeway, okay? Okay. There was a tree-line with some … Continue reading Closer Than Family Preview
"I got me a PLAN!" Closer Than Family has been taking longer to write than Tamed Hearts did (although I feel a lot better about this title than I did about Tamed Hearts' original title), partly due to a pause where I spent a while getting Tamed Hearts ready to actually go out the door. As some of you know, … Continue reading In the Immortal Words of Kevin Bacon…
Gatekeeper characters in fiction mark a significant transition for the protagonist and are usually less characters in themselves than a device to illustrate something about the character they confront. They are typically mysterious and evocative, often representing cosmic forces, or the character's own subconscious. Unfortunately, Gatekeepers in real life are much less interesting--and usually much … Continue reading Gatekeepers