Cal laid out the rolling paper on his lap and dropped the dried brown tobacco in it, its rich aroma filling his nostrils. He licked the paper to keep its contents tidy before he struck a match off his boot. Putting the flame to the end of the cigarette, he inhaled deeply and sucked on … Continue reading A Quiet Little Cattle Town
I've made a little progress working my way through the first edit of Frigid Nights (Sirens). While I'm about halfway through, the first edit is primarily grammar and phrasing along with the overall plot and character development. In the second and third edits are when I actually attempt to enhance the plot and smooth out … Continue reading 30Nov2019
Here's the revision I told you about. It's the original story cut in half... Enjoy! Mason winced as the coffee seared the roof of his mouth. In a clearing in the woods, he’d built up his camp. His tent gave him shelter, the fire kept him warm, the woods were where he could hunt and … Continue reading The Scent of Raspberries: Revised
I've been making steady progress on Frigid Nights, averaging a chapter every three days on my first round of edits. It's mainly grammar and basic fixes, the more intricate edits coming later. I've been delightfully surprised that my chapters have actually been pretty good so far in regards to grammar and wording. I imagined they'd be … Continue reading Chugging along / Title Change?
Mason sipped at his cup, wincing as the coffee seared the roof of his mouth. He set the cup down on the moist grass freshly covered with dew. His blanket under him kept dry throughout the night as he had slept under the stars. The morning sun had stirred him and he used the remnants … Continue reading The Scent of Raspberries