Inside the writer’s mind: 1st Draft Freeze Tag

Freeze Tag: the 4th story in the Edge World Origin series has been completed! Well, the first draft is done. Here is a little secret into the world of a writer. When we write a short story, novella or novel we actually end up writing it multiple times. For example, Peacekeeper went through 3 iterations before I let it go. I don’t think it is complete and I will most likely update the story with a 4th iteration, I can rewrite like a fiend sometimes which is why it took my wife pushing me to “just publish it already”.

Anyway, back to Freeze Tag. The first draft is done and I am looking away for a little while before I start editing and 2nd drafting. In the meantime, I will be working on Purgatory the 5th Origin short story, it is time to add a new villain.

Be on the look out for another announcement tomorrow… I do love it when a plan comes together.

 

Cheers!

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Inside the Writer’s Mind: Change begets changes

As my lovely wife has indicated on more than one occasion I should be writing a running blog about the situation our little family has been enduring since about August. Honestly, it is a very long story with many twists and turns with more drama than anyone should be put through. I have been toying with the idea, I have even started once or twice; however, at the end of the day I feel like the train has left that station and to be fair writing it down is kind of like I am reliving it all and I do not need to experience this bucket of crazy again… once was more than enough.

What does all of that mean? Well it means that I am thinking about torturing myself because my wife thinks it is a good idea!

The hints of all the mess behind the scenes is really just me setting up the excuses for why Freeze Tag has taken so bloody long to write. It shouldn’t (and doesn’t) tale me 20+ weeks to write 8k words. Yippie for excuses!

So, where is Freeze Tag?  How does it effect the release schedule for the Edge World Origin Stories? What do you think of the 2018 Olympics? So many questions….

First, Freeze Tag was supposed to clock in at about eight thousand words… An hour ago I passed eight thousand one hundred and nine words, so Ciara tale looks to be a bit bigger than estimated. I think I have about two thousand words left before I can put her through the first round of editing. Due to the long time between start and finish I think there will be a more extensive second draft.

Release schedule for the next Edge World Origin Story is on track, Beastmaster will be landing on Amazon on March 1st – more to come on that by the way.

Olympics? sorry been too busy working, writing and being dad and husband…

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Edge World: Peacekeeper

The first Edge World Origin story is officially in the wild!

“Peacekeeper: An Edge World Origin Story” – the tale of Aiden Cowan a normal proto-typical high school student who had been enjoying the summer before his senior year before his whole life was turned on its side.

 

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