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Now that I’m no longer using my 5 year old MacBook Pro I have no excuses not to write, or in my current case, edit. So yeah, I’m back at it and having some time away has improved my capacity for seeing shit… like the opening chapter of September rain… That reminds me, I need […]
‘Desktop computer to laptop isn’t, and will never be, a big deal, lots of people have done it and benefitted from the added mobility, not being chained to a single location. Now what about the leap for laptop to tablet, putting all your computer needs to something commonly referred to as a “device” and not […]
Below is the first chapter of my novel, ‘Where There Are No Eyes’.
Please read and critique. Be brutal but don’t be a dick about it. “I like it” or “I don’t like it” are pointless remarks. Why do you like it, why don’t you like it?
This is only a second draft running at 6.5 pages and 1384 words.
Where There Are No Eyes follows Detective Chief Inspector Robert Carter as he tries to solve a series of horrific murders while dealing with his own personal problems, a promise he shouldn’t have made, and bureaucratic nonsense.’
And damn right you should be saying shit mutha fucka (to be said in the voice of Samuel L Jackson). Today (July 18th) I edited chapter 7 of ‘Where There Are No Eyes’ (formally Shadow of Doubt) which had a character whose purpose seemed a little pointless. He just seemed to be filling a hole and checking a minority box.
While editing chapter 3 last week I realised a lot of information in this chapter is mirrored in chapter 7. This basically means the information in chapter 7 is redundant and not really needed, except I need it there. I also need it in chapter 3.
Will make your book writing process less scary because if you sit back and think to yourself;
“Today I’m going to edit that 900 page manuscript”
Then you open page 1 and and get started. 4 hours later you’re on page 4 of 900. It’s at that moment you realise;
“Shit! This is gonna take me FOR EVA!”
And yes. Yes it will, with that lazy ass attitude. Cowboy up and get to it!
Shadow of Doubt is a crime story about Detective Chief Inspector Robert Carter who is trying to solve a series of horrific murders while dealing with his own personal problems, a promise he shouldn’t have made, and bureaucratic BS.
So yesterday I worked on chapters 1 and 2 of my second novel ‘Shadow of Doubt’ and today i’m starting on chapter 3 and I guess we’ll see how far I get. Hoping to work on chapter 4 too, but we’ll see.