Rebuilding the foundation
Due to some upcoming things in the world of writing and such, I've decided to step away from The Lord Wars writing for a moment to restructure and rewrite Book 1 of CoM. Am I changing the storyline any? No. Characters? No. What I am doing is this:
1. Rewriting the Samuel chapters.
- I had written him to be as normal and boring as possible. The idea at the time was that he was supposed to be the everyday man, the eyes and ears of someone who had zero experience with the supernatural and was essentially thrust in to it. Through the book his writing style changes somewhat. Initially seeing everything for what it is (a park, a bank, etc) he would end up looking at things from a new, more detailed perspective as his life changed from the book. Unfortunately, I went a bit far on the stagnant side. So, I'm rewriting his parts of the story.
2. Chapter clean up.
- Originally, this first book was written as a series of short stories that I had planned to publish on a monthly basis for 50 cents each. It wasn't until after I had written about half the book I found out that Amazon wouldn't allow you to sell at such a cheap price. As such, the short stories became a book. What I've done (last night) was split up the content by the scene, rather than the story. So what was once 8 chapters is now 16. I know a lot of readers, myself included, like to stop at the end of a chapter, rather than in the middle of one. There's a sense of completion and it's usually easier to walk away from a book that way.
3. Possible Prologue
- I'm still debating this one. What I'm considering is having a prologue that's set in the first scene of the book, but by main characters from the distant future (time-traveled back). I'll probably write up something and show it to a few of the readers that have chat with me on a regular basis. You're more than welcome to do so, that info is on the contact page of this site.
I suspect that this whole ordeal won't take more than a couple weeks, if I keep at it. The artist working on the Death Squad cover has agreed to do one for this book as well (the entire series, really, but that's Kickstarter dependent). So, I'm hoping to get this all out at the same time, but we'll see. Keep in mind, if you already own the book this update will be completely free. The cost of the book isn't going to go up, this whole restructuring thing is just something I want to do. I've written 5 books since this one was published and I look back at it and shake my head. I have the technology. I can make this better, faster, stronger.
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