Good morning, friends! I am happy to report that I have finished Episode 2 of Spaceship in a Box (“The Homeworld of the Builders”) and compiled it together into its own manuscript. There really is nothing in the world like seeing the first draft of your book completed. I now have the first drafts of two books of Spaceship completed, and I couldn’t be happier!
Yesterday I went back over Episode 1, written a mere six months ago, and I marvel at how much my writing has changed. Well, improved really. I still have a LOT of work to do and lots of polishing ahead. I’ve also been listening to “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and the way Truman Capote writes inspires me to do so much better on my own work. He writes with such aplomb, it’s breathtaking. His words just flow from the page like syrup over warm pancakes. My stories are wooden and resemble a play-by-play of events rather than storytelling. I’ve decided to remember something that Capote said as I revise my manuscripts:
“What I am trying to achieve is a voice siting by a fireplace telling you a story on a winter’s evening.”
That’s damn straight. I know where the bar is set and I’ll be spending some time working on both episode 1 and 2 manuscripts this next month, so no new Spaceship for a few weeks. Episode 3, “The Secrets of the Toben,” looks to be a lot of fun as we get into the mind of Cole and really explore the boxship, how it works and learn a bit more about what those pesky Toben (some of my favorite characters of the series so far) are really up to.
For now, it’s off to work on the manuscripts some more. I hope you’ll go back through my episodes, add a rating or send me your comments on what you like/don’t like. Keep a good thought for me, and then go and do something fun!
See you all soon,