I’ve recently hit the gas on getting it edited because I feel there are great possibilities with this series. The story alone is so grand that it couldn’t end with just one book.
I have been making a habit of having everything read aloud, either by myself, someone else, or this great little online text-to-voice application.
It’s been really fun to hear my characters come to life! For many fiction writers, our characters live inside us and they almost become like our family. To be honest, they sometimes appear in my dreams telling me about things that have happened. Or fuss because I’ve removed a part of their story (don’t think I’m a crazy lady).
Charlee, in my case, is the most vocal. When I would take a long rest from writing, she would constantly be telling me to get back to it. Samantha (one of my editors) can attest to this as I have whined about it to her many times.
Reading their parts aloud yesterday, felt almost like they were in the room, acting out their scenes. We would laugh heavily at their little quips or for being silly teenagers. Kelsey literally growled as she can now see the little hidden parts that are laced throughout the book. Which is good because it means I hid them well!
I am excited to share these stories with you and will be incredibly sad when it’s over. Here’s another random excerpt:
He and Charlee have been friends since the day Richard Morgan (‘Foreskin’) shoved her off of the monkey bars in an argument about who was there first. Chris, seeing a girl in distress, sought vengeance by surprising Richard with a broken nose just before he reached the wood chip floor. Chris still claims the three day suspension was worth it.