Saturday, 27 August 2011

Deleted Scenes

Okay, so here's the thing...

As you know I have a serial read (also published in ebook volumes). I'm editing and editing and posting and editing but yesterday I feel the need to tweak so one of the scenes changes a little... This left an inconsistency which I righted, however it also sent me off on a tangent. A new scene appeared. A hot scene. After careful consideration I'm not going to include it, or the direction it takes Alec in but what do I do with it?

What do you do with deleted scenes? Rework them for different characters to tell a different story or offer them as 'Alternate Realities' or 'Interim Extras'... I feel like I want to share the scene but I don't want it to be part of Alec's overall story arc.

Such a dilema...

Thursday, 25 August 2011

More Alec...

I've added a few new chapters of Alec's story this week and the editing continues. For those of you waiting for Vol 2 to be complete and the PDF available - it shouldn't be too much longer :D

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Typo Hell

Is there such a thing as a pristine manuscript? I've come to the conclusion the answer is no.

Different font, different spacing, print it out to edit on hard copy, leave for a few days to have fresh eyes - it doesn't matter if I do one, or all of them, typos and grammatical errors breed as soon as I hit 'save'.

At least I don't have the urge to throw my laptop out of the window anymore. I just sigh and correct, sigh and correct, sigh and correct again.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011


Gosh, my heart was all a flutter for a moment there. I posted the latest chapter of Alec's story and didn't realise the writing prompts for the next few chapters was still at the bottom of the document.

Mild panic that I'd given everything away in bullet points. *Wipes brow. Hope I caught it before I spoiled it for any of you. That'll teach me not to work with a beta on the story.

Okay - back to editing.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Sizzling Summer

The weeks just fly by, don't they?

It's August already and my summer to-do list remains undone. Undone or not done - not done. Actually, try not started *sigh.

I have an unhealthy obsession with serial killers and the criminally insane at the moment that is taking over everything else. It's research, don't ya know, for a new WIP. The reading is heavy and disturbing in places but educational. I'm still deciding whether the story arc is something I can carry off. 

Other than that, I'm working on ideas for a sequel to Be My Boy. Mitchell may well have the voice this time around, I'd like to delve more into his character and find out exactly why he wants someone of his very own to care for.  Watch this space for news.

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