Got to admit—the manuscript is a whole lot easier to read and sounds more interesting than my very first draft from years ago.
Yes, years ago. I started writing part-time. Life seemed to catch up with me with so many demands.
Employment, obligations to Hubby, family, home maintenance, house building, house updates, house repairs, moving and moving again, house re-designing, employment, painting, galleries, volunteering, PC issues—Hubby’s.
Then there are the holidays followed by R & R.
Years worm their way into all this activity and voila, here I am years later.
Life is short.
It gets shorter. Some of my friends are unable to do things they enjoyed in the past. In the past? My past was full of must dos. I need to focus on making up for the past. To be me. To do for me.
Back to my re-writes.
I still like my story. I’ve re-written it so many times, fixing; changing little things. Now I must develop my characters more by changing dialogue, adding dialogue and descriptions. I’ve changed Tim’s, the protagonist, attitude. He is not the super nice kid he once was. No one is that nice or passive. He is an angry kid filled with denial. He undertakes a journey to get the answers he needs—to go on.
Tim must survive challenges without his dad. He and his friend are trapped. They must find a way out. He has to find a special bear his dad told him about before he died.
My Questions to you?
- Are you a beta reader who can give an honest opinion? Where can I find one?
- Where can I find an editor to read the manuscript; to make recommendations.
- Do you have tips on publishing or self-publishing.
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