The Day After The Day Before.

Hi to everyone. After the last two posts I have decided to change my site a bit, make it lighter and more colourful. This is in the hope of raising the mood a bit. Suggestions are always welcome,  if you think its to light or to dark what ever you think I will listen. Comment at the bottom of the page or send me an Email.

Hi to my loyal follower, yes I have one Follower, it takes one more to make two then three and so on, you know how it works with counting. On my blogspot site I had a few followers but since moving they all went. When I received the email on my iphone today I was a very happy boy indeed. Also thanks to the recent comments there very welcomed. British Telecom say “it’s good to talk” I say “Its good to write” and I intend to do just that.

For obvious reasons I have found it difficult to work on the second draft of my book this week. It seemed that each time  pick up the macbook I start to digress into some other subject anything but my manuscript. (I can feel it happening now) So back on track, while doing my first edit I have found that I keep finding a lack of for-shadowing. There are a number of events that seem to just happen with no warning what so ever. My question is do I leave it for now and continue with the first edit like punctuation and grammar, or address there plot issues first. my instinct is to start rewriting from chapter one. Could it be that when I started this nearly two years ago I was a different writer. I have the kindle app on my Iphone and converted my book so I could refer to it while out and about. Because the screen is so small on the Iphone the book has over two thousand pages. I skipped to page eight hundred or so and began to read. To my surprise I found it a remarkably gripping read and realised that I written this part almost nine months ago. The difference between the beginning and the middle of the book is vast as to quality of writing. But the story is very strong. It’s questions like these that make me wonder if I should join a writing group of some kind. If anyone has any Comments or suggestions for me them please leave it below or email me.

2 thoughts on “The Day After The Day Before.

  1. Hi Steve

    Just looking at your blog – never knew we had such talent in the family 😉
    As you’ve asked for suggestions/comments etc, I’m gonna start with just that. If your instinct is telling you to re-write, then do just that. The grammar/tense/spelling etc can come later and can always be edited by someone else. The style comes from you and you’re right – as time goes on, your quality of writing will grow and improve. This is why so may authors write a standard of at least 1500-2000 words per day as then they are able to maintain to the end of the book. Of course, not everyone is lucky enough to have the time to do so and therefore will be in the same position as you. If your plot and characters are strong then you will re-write those weaker chapters now with ease.
    Are you writing for the pure pleasure? Or do you hope to get published? I’ll keep looking to see how you’re getting on – I wish you loads of luck!
    Lastly, but definitely not least, you have all been very much in my thoughts since I heard the news of your Dad passing away. I know there is a lot of love and strength up there in Derby and that it will help you all, as and when you need it. I will see you on Monday.

    Kelly xx

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