Saturday, July 19, 2014

Story Update 2014-07-19

Editing continues, I am on chapter eleven and Geekwif is on chapter nine. That puts us almost half way through the book!

Thanks to all who responded on the sample chapters. I sincerely hope you enjoy them, and that (cue evil laugh) they generate a nigh-uncontrollable desire within you to buy the book when it is finally published. Mua ha ha ha haaaa!

Seriously though, I decided against the idea of pre-publishing the story in 3-chapter samples, since the editing is going pretty well anyway. We should be done in a month or two, and then I will be ready to give the complete (beta-grade) story to those who are willing to help me with that final round of editing. By then, the story should be pretty well polished and almost ready for public consumption. It's really just a sanity check to make sure that a larger group of people won't find some hidden gotcha in the story, some plot hole or other weakness that forces me to go back and make significant changes in order to fix it. I consider that possibility highly unlikely. That's not to say that a group of people won't find any weaknesses in the story at all. But what you will find are more likely to be things that are a matter of taste or preference, rather than technical weaknesses in the writing, plotting, characterization, etc.

Hope y'all are having a great weekend so far. It's supposed to be sunny and warm here in the upper midwest US, perfect weather for grilling steaks and enjoying the fresh air.