My latest short story "The Night the Lights Came On"

Sunday, March 3, 2013

My Zombie Novel Is Officially Under Way

The novel I had the amazing opportunity to workshop on The Roundtable Podcast is officially under way. It was under way quite a while ago, and I wrote over 9K words, but then I stopped to really study story structure. After I studied story structure I used it to help me write a more thorough outline. I originally named it "The Truth About Zombies," but the story has changed a lot. Now I'm calling it "Zombie Super Powers." We'll see if it sticks, I'm not sure but it works for now. I now have a brand new beginning, and have revised the first chapter quite a bit. You can listen to the original first chapter, complete with music and sound effects. A lot of it has stayed in or been moved into the next chapter, but after that the next 6,500 words I wrote that no one saw are being scrapped for the most part. Some of the scenes from these later chapters will stay too, but the events leading to them are much different and they're getting pushed further back as well. I'm hoping to really get this train moving down the tracks now. If you'd like to be an Alpha Reader and follow along as the story gets written than you can do that on Wattpad. I think this will be the first novel I write that I can publish. The last three novels taught me a lot, and I may rewrite them someday, but I think this is the one. We'll see. I thought that about the last one until it went into the hands of Beta Readers :) But on this book I had three other guys help me with better story ideas when I went on The Roundtable Podcast, and I've studied story structure and applied it to my outline. I'm really excited and I can't wait to get this thing done so I can publish and podcast it. I've been wanting to be a Podiobooks author for five years now, ever since I found out about the amazing free audio book website. I've also wanted to publish a full length novel for years now, not just short stories. Hopefully this will be my year! Thanks for stopping by.

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