You might remember from last week that I was half-way through editing the first draft. Yesterday, I finished the rest! 😀
So all that’s left to do now *ahem* is actually making the changes in the file. Plus all the other revisions which will follow, but we don’t talk about those just yet. I’ll start making the first set of changes on Monday. Since I’ve cut several chapters which will either need to be rewritten or go completely and I’m also adding several chapters it’s impossible to guess what the word count will be now.
I also have no idea how long it’ll take to make all these changes. I wasn’t as repulsed by the last few chapters as I was by the first few so once I reach the middle it should go a little bit more smoothly. Having said that, I did still change quite a lot so who knows? And I know I’ve said before I was aiming for around May to publish it but I don’t want to rush it just to keep a self-imposed deadline, so I’ll just see what happens and go from there. Once I’ve contacted an editor (if any of you know any great ones please let me know! It’s never too early to start my search!) I’ll set the planned date three months from then.
I’ve started thinking properly about Book 2 this week, as well. I’ve had some rather dark ideas for it so I hope you guys don’t get scared too easily! 😉 You know things turn sinister when you research the human sacrifice rituals of ancient civilisations…
Buuuut, onto something else! Earlier this week it was mentioned to me that my cat has become something of a mascot for this blog and had better be thanked in the book, so I’ll try to include a picture of her messing with my writing every Friday 🙂
She was interfering a lot this week, so here’s another one 😉
Now, time for this week’s excerpt! I’ve started marking potential spots in my draft, so I’ve actually got a few to chose from!
Since yesterday’s Meet&Greet introduced Aeron to you, I thought I’d chose an excerpt to match! Enjoy 🙂
His heart turned cold. Could it be… Had she begun that plan? Out of all the hellish things she had come up with – He could not allow her to leave. She had to be dealt with now, or he would never lay eyes on her again.
‘Do not move another inch.’ His voice was seething with his rage, and he no longer cared to contain it. ‘Guards! Take that woman hostage and take her to the prison!’ Five guardsmen burst through the doors, crowding around the demon he had let loose on his people. How could he have been so blind? Had he truly been so cornered that he had believed her to be the only way out?
Aeron turned around, offering him a terrible smile. One by one, his guardsmen exploded, dying the cold stone floor and far walls a warm red. Aeron herself was covered in their blood and strings of skin, but made no effort to wipe herself clean. His gut retching with the sight, he thought she finally looked like the hell-spawn she was.
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