The past week was a perfect example of the love/hate relationship I have with my writing. I started working on chapter seven, got about 1500 words into it and went back to re-read chapters 5-6 to make sure the flow was right. Turns out that chapters 5 and 6 (which I had convinced myself were good), really weren’t very good. In fact, they stunk, so I spent the next three days getting rid of the smell.
And here we are, a little more than three months into the project with a scant 15,178 words written. The Work-In-Progress (up to and including the revised chapters and part of a new one) is available for download at: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/wzmr3s51iz
On a slightly more positive note, I changed the cover to something I’m much happier with given the book will be four loosely linked novellas titled (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer)
Lastly, I am thinking about carving out time to start working on The Girl From the Past (TGFTP) again. I originally envisioned TGFTP as a series of three books, but my enthusiasm for it petered out part-way through the second book. Thus far, I haven’t figured out if this lack of enthusiasm is with the story or with my writing.
For those of you who haven’t read it and enjoy YA science fiction, I’ll post a download link in next week’s newsletter. If after you read the book, you have an opinion (good, bad or indifferent), I’m interested in hearing it.
Until next week….stay safe.