Monday, August 3, 2020

Moving on to Ch. 13 - Superstition?

Welcome everyone!

Chapter 12 is now edited, and I'm on to Chapter 13. Chapters 11 and 12 were both combat chapters, and I find those take the longest to edit. I have to go over them and over them to make sure I have all the characters in the right places with the right weapons against the right enemies. There's a lot of fine details in fighting, and a good reader will notice instantly when something is out of place. It takes an enormous amount of time and concentration to get those chapters right.

Anyway, Chapter 13. I know some authors like to do special things for certain chapters. The thirteenth chapter will often have something bad befall the character, or to deconstruct the motif, have something good happen! Other authors make sure chapters like 3, 7, 9, 11, 16, 21, 25, or 33 have something notable happen in them as well.

I'm not that way. First, I'm probably not skilled enough as a writer yet to contrive certain plot points to take place in specific chapters. I'm just trying to tell my story. Second, I think it gets cliche', even when an author tries to subvert the trope.

Personally, I just want my story to flow as well as possible. That means, I don't worry about chapter numbers at all. In fact, with both The Huntsman and the She-Wolf and The Huntsman and the Vampire, my rewrites required rearranging chapters, splitting chapters, and in one case, eliminating one chapter altogether. So, trying to do something special for a certain chapter number is way too difficult in my estimation.

So on with the edits! Thank you for your support, I'm looking forward to sharing more with you soon. Take care of each other out there.



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