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ProgressUpdate – Paw Prints and Excerpts, Oh My!

You might remember from last week that I was half-way through editing the first draft. Yesterday, I finished the rest! 😀

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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.

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this is tradition now – her walking over my draft and the picture itself

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 😉

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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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9 Comments

  1. Congrats on finishing your first run through! You’re on a roll. Love the excerpt, I want to hear more about this Aeron! Got to wait for the book now.. grrr 😉

    • Thank you, I really am! I really wanted to get through the rest this week so I was pushing myself 😉 And thank you, always nice to know that I’ve got you intrigued ^^

  2. Human sacrifice rituals? I see you’re another one with an interesting Internet search history, then! 🙂
    I became an expert on congenital heart disease for my WIP… The things we learn!
    Congratulations on getting through your first edit, particularly when you had to overcome feline distractions 🙂

    • Hehe, that I am 😉 I’m looking forward to just sitting down with my notebook and taking notes. Hopefully I’ll have some time next week Thursday or Friday. The things we learn indeed!!
      Thank you! She was trying her best but momma was determined, haha ^^

  3. Congrats! You never know how long the editing phase can take, new ideas and changes always pop up. I have been reading your character introductions and am liking your writi

  4. Sorry I sent that on accident. I have been reading your character introductions and I like them as well as your writing. Your story is interesting and I can’t wait to read more of your work. I wish you luck with the rest of your edits.

    • Thank you so much, I’m happy you’re enjoying it and are looking forward to it! New ideas are definitely popping up all the time, I’ve already added several things I hadn’t thought of before. It’s turning out darker than I had originally planned 😉
      Thank you, so far the edit is oddly enjoyable and I’ve got my fingers crossed it’ll stay that way 🙂

  5. That’s so exciting! Congrats on finishing your edits 🙂 I love the excerpt too! Can’t wait to get my hands on the novel 😉 Best of luck!

    • I haven’t finished all of them but the worst part of the editing process is behind me I hope. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it and are looking forward to more <3 There'll be a give-away closer to the publishing date so keep an eye out for that 🙂

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