Sunday, September 30, 2018

Things Getting Better

The first day of fall actually heralded autumn weather here this year. The more mild temps are pleasant, and while I’m waiting for it to cool down a bit more, for things to dry out and the leaves to turn, it’s still a significant improvement over the horrible heat we’d had. I’ve also been focusing better on my writing and managed to get some good work done this week. And on my next book instead of some future project.

I added a small but crucial character moment to the first chapter of Slowpocalypse Book 5, one that helps define Duncan more clearly. And I pared back some excessive explanations I’d burned that beginning with, moving some information about the circumstances they’re in to later chapters and layering it into the story more naturally. To keep things moving along at a nice pace.

Because while I want to immerse you in the world from the start – especially since this novel is a new entry point into the Slowpocalypse universe, with new characters in a different setting – I don’t want to bog things down with anything that can wait. Particularly since this is not only the story of a dystopian community, it’s also a murder mystery. So I don’t dare delay delving into that investigation any more than I can help. I just have to make sure I give you all you need to know to follow what’s going on and let the world draw you in along the way. That can be challenging, but I’m getting there.

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