It's funny how you can know things, and yet the knowledge doesn't burst forth in your head when you need it to. I have been doing the work on Shimmerwings and had this nagging feeling that the Dragon's name was familiar. I had created it along the same styling as the other Dragons I included in the story, but this one felt familiar in a way I couldn't place. Name Change! No more cheese Dragon.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The re-writing of Shimmerwings is proceeding quite well. I'm focused on getting that book ready to be published in a form that I like. When I first wrote it the story was good, though not as descriptive as I'd like. Now I've been adding a bit more to the descriptions. I have made a few minor changes, but most people wouldn't see much difference.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
It has been a very hectic week, and I've gotten little in the way of writing accomplished. I did manage to squeeze in some time to read a couple of books about setting up descriptive scenes, and working to make characters believable. I'm hoping this will rub off into better writing for my own books. I also worked in a bit of time for reading C.J. Cherryh's Foreigner book. Still working on that one though.
In other things, the status of Shimmerwing still bugs me. I'm spending some time filling out the rest of it. I can't recreate the missing parts, but I can fix some of the junk that's in it and finish out the story again. I've already decided to add Lapis Lazuli to the book as a bonus chapter, and now I think I might come up with another section as well.