Jake emerged from the ghost train with a bloodied machete in his hand.
I’m one chapter through the Typing in section of one-pass editing. It takes ages, and it’s hard to say motivated, but at the same time it feels good. I’m quietly confident in this manuscript.
I also really love the line above, which is in the last paragraph of chapter one. It’s brutal, but I think it’s got a certain poetry to it. It’s also the first glimpse into Jake’s actual character.
In terms of this first chapter I’ve made little changes, grammar and spelling. Taken out some repetition and added some more character stuff for Rain, since her personality is changed drastically at the end of the chapter.
The other thing I did was go through my short story ‘Famine’ again and send it to Morgue for feedback. I hadn’t touched this particular story in a while, I felt like I was missing an important theme. The book Wintergirls gave me a push in the right direction and I’m pretty happy with it now. I have the fear that I am deluded though, maybe it’s a nothing story…but no. I’ll try and shop it around when I hear back from Morgue.
No linky this week, been too busy socialising and watching Buffy to read much online. Instead, why don’t you watch this video of a tiny horse playing with a ball?
There, don’t you feel better now?