The good news is that Resurrection is finished.
The problem is that I don’t have a last line. It’s been so easy for other stories (much easier than first lines, certainly), but this one is giving me NOTHING. So I’m going to have to stew on that.
I’m going to try something different with this one and let people see it before it’s been in revisions for years. I know, crazy. But I know now that I can take criticism, and I’m thinking that it might actually be easier to take when I know there’s still work to be done. Fear not, dear betas. I’m not sending rough draft crap. This thing is in good shape, as far as I can tell, and I’ve enjoyed reading it over. It’s just that I know there’s work to be done.
I need to get this last line in, go over the last few chapters to get them out of “first draft” and into “revised draft” state, maybe improve some fight scenes, and get her out.
Annnnd I have to remember who volunteered to read it.
So anyone who’s not put off by a little blood, dead bodies*, and maybe a little undead sexytimes and fighting, who likes the WIP snippets I shared here and here and here… comment or drop me a line at kate.sparkes (at) live.ca. I’m just looking for impressions, thoughts, places you think it drags or could use more of something. It’s short (30,000 words), so there is room for more… whatever. I might throw this one up on Wattpad, too. We’ll see.
This one’s been a lot of fun to write. I’l be waiting anxiously to see whether it’s fun to read…
*Seriously, not for people with really weak stomachs, or who are going to hate me for killing children. I DIDN’T DO IT. It was the rogues.
March 24th, 2014 at 11:43 am
Hmm… 30,000 words isn’t bad…. I am going to have to think on if I want to volunteer. I do want to read it though, it sounds interesting. 🙂
March 25th, 2014 at 11:28 am
Me! Me! I enjoy beta reading as much as I like writing, and (dare I say it) I’m pretty good at it. 30,000 words is short, so I could do it relatively quickly. I’m not squicked by much (except badly-written fanfic, maybe). 🙂
March 25th, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Sounds perfect! Want to send me an e-mail rather than leaving yours out in the open here? I’ll try to send it out to people next week. 🙂
(And who ISN’T squicked out by badly-written fanfic? Wait, don’t answer that… too many people. O.o)
March 25th, 2014 at 5:43 pm
Sure. Sending you one now. 🙂
March 25th, 2014 at 9:08 pm
Send it on. *sharpens claws*
March 26th, 2014 at 11:28 am
Congrats on finishing!!! That’s a huge accomplishment!