Sunday, August 7, 2011


   Okay.  So I know it's been a while since I've posted anything, but the past few weeks have been insane.  I went on vacation for a week with the family.  We went to Tybee Island here in Georgia.  It was epic.  The house where we stayed was awesome and it was only two blocks form the beach. I went to the beach and walked and swam everyday.  Even got up early and watched the sun rise.  Awesomeness doesn't even begin to describe it.

   Now, on to my news.  I have been working on my novel, another reason why I've been busy, and have started some revisions to the story and characters.  As I read the first three chapters, I realized, this thing sucks.  So I started re-writing and looking at some other things I've written in the past and did some major combining.  I can honestly say I'm even more exicted about the way the story has come out then before.  I didn't expect it to be this good.  The twist, I think, is awesome, and I never really know where it can go from here.  I'll be getting some help in the fall with structure and characters, so that'll be great.  Then, hopefully, I'll be able to finish it and see what happens.

   The biggest thing with the revisions is I'm bring more of an edge to the novel then I have previously envisioned.  Yes, murder is terrible enough, but why go for that extra push?  The reason being, I believe, the audience wants that.  They want to be intrigued by the story you write and how your present it.  If an anuthor doesn't grab his or her audience within the first few lines of the book, then I beleive they didn't do their job.  Also, I want to make the characters really relatable.  I want people to be able to connect and understand what is going on in their world and have a sense of kinsmenship with the protagionists. 

   Anywho, I'll be sure to write back more later.  IT's taking a while to do things lately, and writing has been slow.  But I need to stay on it if this is what I want to do in my life.  Wish me luck.  Until next time.

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