… or is written. One of the two.
As promised, I bring you the 1st weekly update of my current WIP: referred to thus far as The Divided Draft.
I’ve spoken about this project before and you can find out more here at The Journey So Far.
My dream of publication with this novel is one that has been a long time in the making and I am determined that this year will see me finally succeed where I have failed so far. My December 5th 2016, I will be a published (in some form or other) author!
My first mini-goal on the road to publication is to finish my current revision by January 31st. The way I’m going so far, I believe that I can get it done. And as long as I believe…well, the chances for success are better than if I allow myself to steep in doubt.
In the past, I’ve been rather vague about what The Divided Draft is all about. Let me amend this a bit by providing the following:
Logline: Keira, a young pirate craving true freedom, becomes embroiled in a propechy that sets her against the greatest evil threatening the ocean she calls home.
I know. I know. It’s still a little vague. That’s kind of the point 😉 This is just a little teaser that will hopefully intrigue!
This past week, I was in the midst of reworking my fourteenth chapter when I realized that my first chapter was all wrong. Why? Because the first scene was coming from the perspective of someone who wasn’t my protagonist. It was a huge oversight, but one that has since been rectified. Here’s a little excerpt from it:
Purple eyes stared out at the ocean and wished for endless horizons.
It was a longing rooted in Keira’s heart, too deep for anyone to ever reach. The seed of it had been planted ten years prior when she had first discovered the joy of living on a ship, and it had only grown stronger since.
In that time too, she had learnt that wishes were not worth depending on. If she wanted something done, she had to be ready to do it herself.
Like I said…just a little teaser 😉
I’ll leave it at that for now and put forth a question to you. With this new series of posts, I’m hoping to issue progress reports every week on how revisions are going, insights I’ve stumbled across, etc., and I was wondering what you would like to gain from these posts?
And don’t forget, tomorrow begins the last of the new series of posts for 2016 (Faith’s Friday Fiction)!
May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,