Last week I shared how I reworked (and reworked and reworked) the opening to Book 2 (A River in Each Hand) in the hope my editing adventure would inspire others. The idea wasn’t to explain the editing process as much as to provide insight into how a first draft can become more than you ever dreamed possible.
Well, I’m at it again.
Let’s shift back to Book 1 (Trust in the Forgotten) for a new tale.
The original draft contained a brief, unmemorable encounter with a demon early in the story (demons in Ontyre possess the ability to feed off a person’s magic). The encounter was nothing more than my protagonist, Ergain, spying a demon watching her from a secluded spot at night. The moment was important only because…
To read the remainder of this blog post and an excerpt, please join me on the website HERE.