Fix-it fic for The Long Earth, in which comfortable middle-class families abandon their children without a second thought.
I took The Edge to my writers’ group and read the ending. Not too many notes, but useful. I applied them.
Now I think I’ll wait and give it another pass in a couple of weeks. I forgot I had planned to submit it to Analog, so that will be the next step. Of course if it gets bought I’ll have to write two new stories instead of one before putting out a new book, but I think the payoff, financial and otherwise, would be worth it.
In the meantime, I’ll move on to The Way, which needs a new title among other things.
Once more into the breech…
I think The Edge may be finished.
I read through it yesterday, smoothed over a couple of rough spots. I had planned to continue reading it in my writers’ group, as the critique I received made such a difference in the early scenes. However, I think it’s pretty darn good as it is. It doesn’t need to be pulled apart any more.
I’m not sure what to do with it just now. I don’t want to put it on Smashwords so soon on the heels of Dreamscapes. I can’t put it in a print book until I have two more stories to go with it. I think I’ll leave it for now, and revisit the question after I’ve spent some time on something else.
On second thought, maybe I’ll read them the ending. I’m not sure how well it will work, since they’ll have missed 10k words of middle, but it’s worth a try. It’s a scene that could use some input.
to be continued…
Dreamscapes is finished.
I uploaded the new file to Smashwords. It isn’t available yet; I’m not sure how long the process takes, or even if I’m doing it right, so I’ll post again later with a functional link. In the meantime, I also uploaded a revised file to Lulu; the 2014 edition is available there now.
Lulu is having a sale this week, 14% off with coupon code AMOR14 until Friday. If you want the new edition in print, now’s the time.
Next up: The Edge.