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River, Off to the Presses!

The final edits to Kills Like River have been sent to the publisher for inclusion in the anthology, Ghost Hunting Critters! Now I just have to wait for the book to come out, probably some time this fall.

I was told that this anthology is also going to include a story about a gold fish… I’m not sure what that is about but I can’t wait to read it.

This week my main goal is going to be finishing up the final editing pass on Admin Hunter so I can get that to The Midnight Writers for editing. I already did the red line edits on paper so it shouldn’t take long to copy them over to Scrivener. I’m going to send that story out to my Patreon supporters next month, in July. So those who are wanting another story to read soon will have your wish!

Now that I’m almost done with this story it’s time to turn my focus entirely to the new short story and novel. Those projects are related so whatever work is done in one will most likely help the other project along.

For Project Teddy Bear I have the high level outline of the story done. Next up is to come up with the detailed character arcs and backgrounds. Who are these characters, really? And how will they struggle and grow, or fall, during this story? This is an important piece of the outlining process.

The plot, what the characters will be doing, is important because this makes the story interesting and gives them something to work towards. However, figuring out the character arc is what makes the readers care. This is important to making the story hook the reader and what makes the character relatable. The arc doesn’t have to be connected to the plot, either. So, I have a lot of thinking to do.

For those who are interested, I created a new page on my website for project tracking. It not only shows the status of each project I’m working on, or have worked on, but also shows a high level overview of the writing process which shows you why it takes so long to move from the first general idea to having a completed, published, project. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Origianlly posted on Patreon: A Relaxing Weekend

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