Saturday, May 21, 2011

Updates On Redrafting and Anthologies

Lucifer's Odyssey is currently on Chapter 9, and things are going really well. I've also submitted a flash fiction to Debora Geary's Pink Snowbunnies in Hell Flash-Fiction Anthology.

As for this blog, I've updated the Lucifer's Odyssey novel page with the current results of the rewrite up to Chapter 3, but I hadn't written an official post about it. It doesn't look like I'm going to hit my original July 1st target. August 1st is more realistic.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

New Redrafted Chapter 1 posted - Lucifer's Odyssey

So, I've redrafted the first chapter and have been working closely with my editor throughout the process. I think he has done a fantastic job, but I'm also a bit biased.

To those who have read my old first chapter (or tried to) or any new visitors to the blog, how do you feel about the current pacing, point of view, character development, etc.? Are Derek and I on the right track?

Lucifer's Odyssey - Chapter 1

Monday, May 2, 2011

Editing Updates

After getting comments back from the editor, I've decided that Lucifer's Odyssey needs a full redraft of most, if not all chapters. I've taken down the sample chapters and will put a few of them back up when I get through the redrafts.

I have rewritten the first chapter without the major info dumps in a way that I hope will increase the pacing. As for other updates, the short stories are up to 7,500 words total, and I haven't touched Dead Winter for a couple of weeks. I'll keep everyone posted on the progress, however.