…turning the corner…

Well, this has been a productive week … I’ve completed 35 chapters of ‘The Boy in The Bin’ so far, and that includes all the rewrites that I had to do. I still have 12 more chapters written that have to be modified and another 30 or so to write. But I feel that I’m probably at about the 1/2 way mark in the book, right now and the juices are flowing. At this rate, I should be finished by around the end of July and can start doing the final edits. My drop dead completion day is Labor Day, which will get the book out in publication by┬áthe late fall. I want to thank everybody who has sent kind words of support, that keeps me going and on target. Even though I have quite a few medical appointments coming up, I will keep pounding away at the keys in an effort to bring my readers another riveting story in time for Christmas. Until later ….cm

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…damned rewrites…

I’ve been working steadily along on The Boy in The Bin and was making good progress … the characters were developing nicely, as well as the revelation of the story line … then I got the idea to add some subplots … the idea itself was great, since it will make the entire book richer and appeal to a broader audience … unfortunately, it required me to rip apart most of the chapters I had already completed in order to incorporate pieces of the subplots … I essentially have to rewrite all the chapters from the beginning … there’s an old adage that says, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it … for expediency, I should have listened to that adage … but I am opting for quality and I hope the reader will appreciate the efforts and not mind the delay in publication …

…Another month…another set of revisions

I spent the month of April diligently working on ‘The Boy in The Bin’ project. I got about halfway through the month and the book started to take on a life of its own. Elements of the story came into play that I had not originally thought of and as a result, it had to do a lot of re-writing. What started out to be about 8 chapters of early life development has grown to 19 chapters because of all the interplay between the characters. In the long run, I think this will make a much better read when the final product comes out. Instead of a straight line story about a young boy, there will be numerous subplots afoot that should hold people’s interest. I’m still on target for my original time frame of release but making all these changes has definitely cut into my free time for relaxation…more later…