Misguided Child: Blog

Chapter 28-Metamorphis is posted.

July 27, 2017
Posted at 11:18 am

I tried to restrict my changes, after the editing was finished. I wasn't successful. Hopefully there won't be too many errors.
Chapter 29 is nearly finished. I'll try to get it to the editors in time for posting next weekend. Maybe, with that information, you won't shoot me for having another cliff hanger. :)

Chapter 27-First Contact is posted.

July 21, 2017
Posted at 6:01 am

I only added a paragraph here and there, after the editing was finished. Hopefully there won't be too many errors.
On a side note, Caleb gives Kim a perception exercise in this chapter. You'll know what it is, when you see it. The exercise is one of a set of Zen exercises I learned in my misspent youth. A variation on the exercise is looking at a tree, and trying to count the shades of green you see. Try it. You'll like it! :)

Corrections to chapter 26

July 1, 2017
Posted at 10:07 am

The errors were made after the editors sent it back. I have chastised my hands for making changes after the editors pronounced it good. I don't think they listened. They don't have ears ...
Is that groans I hear? :)
Thanks for reading.

Chapter 26 - Deadline

June 30, 2017
Posted at 11:03 am

Chapter 26 is in the posting queue. I was planning on waiting until the next chapter is ready for editing. It isn't ready, and I changed my mind about waiting. My primary reason for changing my mind is that chapter 25 ended in a cliff hanger. I didn't want to leave anyone hanging longer than necessary and chapter 27 isn't near completion.
PROGRESS UPDATE: I've been working on Chapter 27, but it is a very long chapter, and near the end of the story. Every writer knows the beginning and ending of a story are critical. A weak ending makes the reader wonder why they went to all the trouble. It takes time to get it right. Chapter 27 is outlined, and each scene is sketched out (currently 10 separate scenes). I'm only on the second scene so I may need to break it into two chapters. END OF PROGRESS UPDATE:
Thanks for reading.

25 - Racing the Clock

June 23, 2017
Posted at 12:15 pm

I apologize for my long absence from posting. I had a string of deaths among family and friends, and writing became a low priority. That said, Chapter 25 is in the queue and Chapter 26 is being edited.