Monday, July 30, 2018

Memories of What Never Was Draft 4 done

So, finished the 4th draft of Memories of What Never Was, and you can read it at the bottom of this page if you are so inclined.

So with this draft mostly what I did was just smoothed out the writing a bit more, removed some unnecessary words here and there, and I added in a new idea or three that came to me as I was working on it. I also did a little more work on Kriss' character, and now I think I finally have her exactly where I want her to be.  I mean, she's only the hero of the story.  She, of all characters, kind of has to be done as close to perfectly as possible.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Memories of What Never Was Draft 3 complete

So I took a bit of time off, because I was kind of burnt out, but now I'm back to work on Memories of What Never Was, and I've finished up Draft 3.  You can find it at the bottom of this page if you are so inclined.  Blah.  Blah.  Manuscript format.  Blah.  Blah.

So, in this draft I mostly just worked on the writing itself, as I think I've got all of the story and character elements pretty much where I want them to be.  I removed a lot of repetitious writing, and filler words, as well as a truckload of adverbs, because as Stephen King says, the road to hell is paved with adverbs.  I reworded things so they sounded better, or more professional, and made a few small tweaks that still needed to be made to the characters, but not by much. 

One other thing I changed was the Infinity War to the Empyrean War, for obvious reasons.  I first started putting this story and world together about 15-20 years ago.  At that time, I had not read any Avenger's comics, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe was but a glint in the milkman's eye.  I was more into Spider-Man, Green Lantern, and Batman at the time.  I must have heard "Infinity War" while geeking out somewhere, and thought it sounded cool enough to use.  But now, it's not appropriate to use anymore, because, well, everyone and their dog will think I'm copying Marvel.  Which, I probably was all along, but eh, who knows where I came up with the name.  I kind of like the sound of Empyrean War a bit more.  It has a bit of a ring to it, and its meaning is a bit more in line with what the war actuall was.

Anyway, this book still needs a lot of work, but it is definitely coming along.