Not a revision. A new story.

So I printed out my draft of The Vipers’ Nest, and today I read through it, sorting as I went.

32,000 words of what I wrote came out, and will go into Longview 5: The Vipers’ Nest

Keeping Matt’s comments in mind, I focused on finding the quiet space for this story.

This story will just be the tale of Jex. Jex, who was WE-39R in Tales from the Longview #1: Born from Fire (Enter the Death Circus), is taken out of storage along with several other men, all of whom are given a chance to earn their place on the ship’s crew if they can find something in the dead philosopher’s belongings that can explain the meaning of the enigmatic diagram that was his solution.After 1208 words this morning, I’m pleased to have 7881 words done, and to be on the right track for this story.

Which will be Longview 4, and which at the moment doesn’t have a title.

So this might end up being a late-December release. It’s going to be shorter, I think. It’s going to be mostly in Jex’s voice.

And it’s the calm before the storm that’s coming.

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3 comments… add one
  • dragon Nov 13, 2017 @ 9:33

    That is so cool. Sometimes the voices change. Looking forward to the stories. I discovered that the entire 13K I’d written for Nano was … completely not a story suddenly and reverted to a universe I have one story completed in which is wrapping up another story I know where it’s going but hasn’t arrived yet … You are such and encouragement when things like that happen!

  • Tuff Gartin Nov 13, 2017 @ 8:34

    Can’t wait to read it! I’ll share my little joyful tidbit as well then…

    I just had an awesome moment in my first draft of my current WIP this week. A character decided to do something totally unexpected, but it was absolutely the best thing she could have done. Rocked my world for what I had planned after that though. But totally cool:)

  • KenB Nov 6, 2017 @ 9:53

    Wow. Such a BIG change from the quick revelation. Looking forward to it.

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