|The road, long and straight, goes to...|
While time in the past decades seemed to stretch out like a lazy July day, now it races by at the speed of the internet.
Currently, I have completed and edited the first three chapters of In Preacher's Creek. The next three chapters are re-writes of many other re-writes, but I am looking upon them favorably. That really means that I am not looking at them and thinking, "What the heck you were doing here?" or "Ellen Jo wouldn't do that..."
|One more creek to cross.|
Amazingly enough, the last three chapters of the 70,000 word book (give or take a word or two) are completed, and I smile with all the contentment of a mother upon them. My characters are at the proper stage of development, doing what they should be doing.
So, I will leave you with a few photos, some that you probably have already seen from my other blog site, which you can access by clicking here!
|The author with her family|
August 7, 2011
The rewrites of rewrites have brought the book to completion. NOW all I have to do is edit, slash and burn, and edit.
But there is joy is all of that creativity: exploring other options to bring more of the characters into view; finding ways to expand a character who will be important later; and, removing all those nasty passive verbs.
|Mom and Dad|
World War II was over, and my father came home. He met
Mom and within 6 weeks they were engaged, and a month later
they were married.
Nine months later my brother was born.