So, redrafting the short story over the past few days has proven a little menacing. The trouble was I'd opened too many doors and hadn't successfully closed them. So that first draft of 17,000 words has now become just over 20,000 and still there are a few things in need of extending. I'd taken my two main characters, Morg and Ethos, through their paces to leave them ending, reasonably unharmed and set for a new quest, allowing my readers to finish and imagine for themselves how the story ends, or continues if you like. On re-reading though, I discovered, I'd like to know what happens to them, so... well, I've started writing it. Novella it shall be then.
On another note, concerning Words 'find and replace' function. Be careful, changing words this way the function doesn't cater for words within words. For example I wanted, 'sun' to become 'soltaire', well we are talking about a mermaids here, aka, actually I'll leave that for when the story comes out. So, I used the function to find within the passage words like, 'soltairek', which should have been 'sunk'. Be wary my good writer friends, it may throw you.
Charles F Bond is writer of fantasy and paranormal fiction. He wishes you much merriment in the pursuit of good reading.
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