Some people love them, others hate ‘em. Personally, I like them when they’re well done and serve a purpose. So I decided that’s what my story needed and I used the photo prompt from Wednesday to get it started. It seems many of the Fictioneers were motivated to more than one story with that photo!
Part of this post was released yesterday accidentally while I was still getting the chapters cleaned up. Sorry if you tried to visit and couldn’t. Even more sorry if you did visit during the interim before I realized what I had done – those words were pretty raw and I didn’t intend to make it live until today after I’d done more work on them.
For the curious, about five and a half pages (the prologue and part of Chapter 1) are posted here.
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No poll this time. It is whatever genre it is and I’m done with that struggle, but if you would leave comments on that page with your opinions (about genre or suggestions for trouble spots) I’d welcome them. My first-pass critical reader eyes belong to my fiance’. He’s probably not going to be able to mark this up for a while, but in the meantime I’m going to sneak it past him and let you have a look anyway …
Since I ran my own pitch Thursday I have come away with tremendous respect for those of you who have already done that. Whew – that was intense! I learned so much and appreciate all of your comments. I’ve put myself back on the calendar to run a revised one through. If you’ve already gone and want to go again, let me know. (Yes, I guess I’m a glutton for punishment, but my God it was eye-opening and important to hear what you had to say.)
Not much else going on. I managed to get some tomatoes and bell peppers planted in my garden and the hollyhocks will bloom this year.
Anything new with you?