I updated the link from the last post so non-DeviantArt members can see the picture. (I didn’t know you had to be a member! Times have changed…)
Finally done revising chapter 1 of Weirs. Man, it really is long—my writing group was right. (I think it’s around 8k!) The biggest fix for this chapter was the protagonist. I had to focus on making her more capable and more mature. I cut out a lot of awkward and stuttering dialogue. Add in a time bomb, a setting tweak, and a new capture scene,* and voila, chapter 1.
Now I have roughly 102k left to go. :O Meh, chapter 1 was easy. Chapter 2 and 3 are being rewritten from the ground up, more or less. There are bits and pieces I can keep. I recently went through chapter 2 and wrote down all the information I need to get across; now I get to rewrite everything but the first and last scene (both of which are short).
While I’m blathering, I finished George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones on Saturday—being horrendously ill somehow granted me oodles of reading time. It’s a really good book! I like how it ended. I would like to read the next book in the installment, but books like those take so much time dedication, and I have to read I Don’t Want to Kill You, The Woman Who Loved Reindeer, and the second Daughter of the Forest book (whatever it’s called) before I can check out another Martin from the library. Plus alpha reading.
Ugh, I stink and I totally took a shower this morning. What the face.
*This actually made the chapter even longer. Whoops. At least I got to stab a horse.**
**I do not condone the torture of animals, especially horses. But it had to happen, and the horse will make a full recovery. IT IS NEVER THE HORSE’S FAULT. Curse you, Braveheart!