The novel, while finished and plenty long enough for a good sized book, is also a mess of confused Points of View, rampant passive voice, unnecessary narrative, plot holes you could drive a truck through, and land mines full of info dumps. Not. Good. So the editing, revising, and rewriting process has been slow, painful, and rather bloody. I've dumped over 10,000 words of the story so far and expect to dump more. I'm tightening up the prose, making Kris less of a whiny bitch, and removing huge segments to streamline the story. Some things will reappear in the revised version of Fine Line (which I also plan to place on Amazon). Some will simply be lost because it's not needed. I hope it will be better. Only time will tell.
While several folks think I'm crazy, I do NOT plan to remove the original versions of either story from Lit or this blog once it goes live on Amazon. What does this mean for the reader? It means you have a choice. If you want to read the streamlined, edited version of the story, you'll need to purchase the e-books from Amazon (I'm going to explore their KDP Select as well) or CreateSpace. If you don't want, or cannot afford to pay for the stories, you can still enjoy the original, unedited versions that currently exist. The third in the series, Lysavar's Journey, is in progress. It is my current plan to take it straight to publication, but that is several months (or longer) into the future.
I am thrilled to unveil the cover for The Other Half. Laura Wright LaRoche from LLPix Photography created this gorgeous cover and has been an absolute joy to worth with. I definitely recommend her to anyone needing a beautiful cover for their e-book or physical book (she did both).
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