The Monster Within update

I’ve been working very hard on the next update for The Monster Within which is the main reason I haven’t been getting much up here lately. There’s only so many barin cells left, and when I burn them all up on the novel I end up saying “maybe tomorrow” when I fire up the blog.

I don’t know how many of you want a shot at the next draft, but there are certainly some changes. I wrote the missing chapter – the one that demonstrates how bad one of the guys really is – and that led to a rework of another part, giving it much more BAM! Now I’m making my way through the last third of the book, because you can’t go BAM! without causing an echo. The end is also dramatically reworked, and the epilogue no longer mentions people you’ve never heard of before.

I’ve also found a few places where people seemed to have oddly forgotten something they already knew. *sigh* Once I get the continuity issues worked out, fix the search feature in my word processor so I can get all the names right, rewrite all the new bits a couple more times, and do the hokey pokey and shake it all about it’ll be ready for further review.

Let me know if you’re interested in the next draft. Don’t worry, my feelings won’t be hurt if you’re not interested in reading an unfinished novel for a second or third time. But if you missed it the last time or you’re really a glutton for punishment drop me a line and v 0.5 of The Monster Within is yours!

5 thoughts on “The Monster Within update

  1. Put me on the list, too. BTW, helpful paper-saving hint: print two pages per page (four if you have really good eyesight). And even if your printer doesn’t print double-sided, many have a “manual duplex” option that lets you print every other page, then turn the stack over and put it back in your printer to get the other pages.

  2. It was that manual double page function that led to so many problems for me. If your printer accidentally skips a page or two…dang.

    I think I’m going to wait for the finished version, but I have a couple of friends who wanted to read the last version. I’ll send this one along and increase the base.

    Let me know what you have in November, might have time then…


  3. November is right out. NaNoWriMo. I am determined to have this puppy finished Oct 31.

    It’s unbelievable the number of loose ends to tie down in a fairly long novel.

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