The Roadkill / Rapture Boys (book in progress)
Primarily copied and pasted from yesterday’s email to my alpha readers, with significant edits and additions because the email was sent yesterday. (My alpha readers are the ones before my beta readers. They give me the warm fuzzies. I might give them the creeps, but, hey, I love ‘em anyway.)
It’s been a busy week since I finished chapter one of The Roadkill / Rapture Boys. Since then, I’ve started editing Zen Motherfuckers (if you haven’t read chapter one yet, check it out - the download link is on the sidebar) during my evenings over little glasses of Canadian Club and mugs of loose leaf green tea. It’s certainly time consuming but it’s also very rewarding. Slow, steady progress! I’m hoping to have the first round of edits (all the easy stuff) finished within a couple weeks. Judging by my progress so far, that should be easily reachable. If I do a chapter a day and there are only 30 chapters. . .
While my nights are spent editing, I spend my mornings working on The Roadkill / Rapture Boys. Today, I finished writing chapter three (21,626 words so far). There’s a couple iffy sub-chapters that I’ve tagged for rewriting, but those will have to wait until the story’s finished. I really don’t want to break the pace.
I have a much clearer idea of where this is heading than I did at the start of chapter 1: where it’s going, how it’s structured, how the plot and sub-plots interact, etc. As far as I can tell, the story happens in three major acts. My initial idea only really covered the first two. Ain’t it great how you discover that the plot goes further once you really start getting to know the characters?
Chapter 4 should be finished before the end of the week. I think it’ll be another long one, and I certainly hope that it’ll be worth the read!