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Almost a month ago I crowed about completing the second draft of my sequel novel to Crimson Knight, Golden Knave and how it now needed to be sent off to my Beta readers.
*Note to self* NEVER clean while both having an argument and cleaning!!
I have was having an argument via phone before work one day was quickly cleaning before I left because I had other things planned for after work. I do spur of the moment cleaning as well. At this time, I was arguing with a service trying to bill me twice for something, and I was not happy.
Long story short, my son’s cat had knocked my papers onto the floor and among them were the loose leaf sheets of my finished work. I hadn’t had a chance to add them to the main story in a notebook yet. I write all my work long hand and then, after placing it in one notebook, I put everything on computer.
Cue the tragic music: I threw away the 14 handwritten pages that completed Kitya’s part of Golden Knave. I had been struggling with the ending for some time, and this was a tear jerker – when I realized what I had done almost two weeks later. In that time, I’d looked everywhere several times before I remembered throwing the papers away. I was devastated to say the least.
Fast forward to last weekend. I sat down and wrote the ending again. This time, for some reason, things came a bit easier. It flowed. I wrote it all in one sitting – another 14 glorious pages! Then, I began adding them to the main story, and those pages, those scenes, GREW!! I was only able to get 1 1/2 pages transferred before I got pulled away, but those 1 1/2 pages had become 5 in the notebook!! The scenes had expanded, the dialogue had continued!! I was thrilled!!
I haven’t been able to work on the transferral since because of work and my life in general, but I’ll have the time tomorrow. Then, the tedious chore of putting it all on computer begins. I’ll have to do it in spurts, but it will get done!!
So there you have it, my update 🙂 I hope you all have a wonderful day/evening/night depending on where you are in the world.
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!
Crimson Knight print version : https://www.amazon.com/dp/1794494480
Crimson Knight ebook version : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008W9ZH22 This is available for free from Kindle Unlimited.
Crimson Knight audio book version: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RWFD7TC
Please leave a review no matter which version you get. If I don’t know how you feel, I can’t fix things or make things better.
*Note* I know about the formatting issues in the print and ebook versions, and they are being worked out.
Well it was what I had planned on writing for this posting but then, when I sat down to write about a book I’d finally found time to finish, I went blank.
I actually have had very little sleep today since I had to stay up after work this morning to go run errands until almost noon. Then, I had issues going to sleep – the world outside my door and window is very loud at times – so there was that. I got maybe five hours of sleep which is supposed to be great. Me, however, I take a medication for my medical condition which zonks me out, once I get fully asleep and waking up is almost as hard as going to sleep. I know, cry me a river why don’t you.
Still, I’m going to say a few words about the book and later, I may do a full blown review – I haven’t decided yet. Here it goes:
Blue Labyrinth by Preston and Child is a good book. I have read them before, but I didn’t like their main “good guy” Aloysius Pendergast. He’s grown on me since reading this book so I’m going to go back and read the beginning book – when I can find it. I recommend it for those of you who like a good “what the hell is going on” book.
As always, don’t take my word for it. Read the book yourself. Following someone blindly will only get you run into a wall, or worse. I merely give you my own honest opinion about something, and it’s up to you to listen or not.
So, it’s that time again. I need to get ready for work soon. I’ll see you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver.