Thursday, July 21, 2011

Broke One of My Cardinal Rules

I had the best intentions, honest I did.  My last blog I said I was going to sit on "Zombie Apocalypse:Redemption." I broke one of my cardinal rules this morning...I started fluffing and editing the story.


All it took was a suggestion which hit home from fellow author Thomas Wilson.  "Up the Ante."  After reading the story this morning, he was right.  The beginning needed a scene or two to raise expectations and the anxiety level of the reader. I've added 2,000 words and haven't stopped yet.

Keep writing and loving the Lord.

2 comments:

Zan Marie said...

2,000 words this morning? I think you were ready to go at it again. ; )

K.M. Weiland said...

I have to be able to edit as I go, or the mistakes in the previous chapters drive me up the wall. Plus, if I don't go back and tweak details as needed, I usually end up with a tangled mess at the end of the first draft. I find it much easier to sort problems out as I go, rather than saving everything for one big dump at the end.