Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read!
With a revised and polished second draft of my novelette A Contract in Azure and Indigo in hand, I shared it with a new reader. Having read the original version of the story, she gave some great feedback.. Particularly her critique of the opening which highlighted some weakness I thought might have been hiding there. I ended up reworking the whole structure of the first two pages as a result, and the commentary on those changes has been positive! Comparing the prior and current openers, I have to agree that the latter is better as well. It starts the piece with much stronger characterization and mystery, something that will draw readers in better than the sluggish start the original and first revision had.
I’m awaiting another beta read on Contract from the last of its…
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