Saturday, October 16, 2010

Rewrites and Editing

Last night I went a little crazy. Not only did I rewrite chapter one but I also edited four other chapters. I edited one today also. The ones I edited last night I might not have done a great job on since I only edited on the computer but the chapter six should be good now.

I almost want to see if I can finish draft four before NaNoWriMo.

Friday, October 15, 2010

I detest rewrites

But I'm going to force myself to rewrite the first chapter of "A Stolen Winter" (ASW) today anyways. I tried to read it last night and I just couldn't do. It's a horribly written chapter, especially when Calla thinks about her siblings and compares herself to them in appearance and temperament. People do not do that randomly. I know I don't randomly start comparing myself to Krissy. I didn't even get to the kidnapping part but I'm sure it's horrible too.

The only positive thing is I have some great ideas to make it better. I'll just cut the whole description of Cormac and Delia entirely. I'm pretty sure Wesley describes Delia when he first sees her anyways. For the kidnapping part I plan for Morgan to not say anything and Calla to only hear things such as footsteps when she runs. I think it would be creepier.  I'm also planning to add more details when she’s talking to Fred.

Now I'm starting to feel excited, but I know that won't last long.

Last night I read IHB's first chapter too and it wasn't much better. I didn't read my other two books' but I don't think they'll be as bad. "The Forsaken" is a sequel so I wouldn't have tried to describe characters' appearances as much and in "Lies of Perfection" Mercy is too busy trying to steal from Target to think about appearances and trivial things like that.

Yes, my main character in LoP is a thief...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Outline Finished

Today, I finished writing my outline. This is the first time I have actually completed an outline. Usually I just finish half of it and it usually works. Now that the outline is done I don't know what I should do before NaNoWriMo starts. I thought about doing city description but the only important "city" my characters go to is Moivia City and that's at the end of the novel. Moivia City will be much more important in the third book.

Maybe I'll do another outline. I do have a few ideas for other stories.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Is anyone here willing to read an excerpt from one of my novels? The excerpt is about a character's reaction to being raped so it is important that her reaction is realistic. I'm willing to have people critique on the writing in my excerpt too but I'm mostly trying to find out if Catie's reaction is accurate. Since it's about rape I know it could be upsetting to some.

If you're willing to read it just comment below. Thanks!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Rachel and the Never Ending Outline

I'm still working on my outline as you probably assumed from the title. It has been going well but the outline is getting very large. I am on chapter forty-three in the outline and I probably have at least twenty more chapters to outline. ASW was is only forty-eight chapters long so the sequel is going to be much longer. I doubt I'll be able to finish FoW before the end of November, but at least I won't have any problem reaching 50K.