Now what I have is a plotline that actually jibes with my timelines... the ages of my characters work again, the progression of the plot to the climax, (which Drake made me change, too... He's got some really great ideas!) all the way to the close of the story... it all fits now. And the best part is that all that other writing I did before... I can keep about 90% of it!
"Remember," Drake keeps telling me, "You're writing the first draft of a new novel, you'll have plenty of time to edit and refine it later. For now... just get it out of your brain! We have other books to write, you know!"
He's such a smart duck!
The goal is still to have this book complete and published in time for the Once Upon A Book Author Event in Frankenmuth, Michigan in August of 2017... however, you'll have to forgive me if I don't meet that deadline. With the way Drake is guiding my writing these days, I wouldn't eliminate the possibility of another plot twist and several re-wites before I get there.
Also, with all these story and character changes... and the new plotline... you'll have to wait until next week for another snippet to read. I don't want to give you anything that may be completely incinerated before the book goes to press. That would be misleading and cruel!
If you'll be patient, next Thursday there will be some new writing for you to enjoy!
Thank you for your continued support as I wrangle my Duck... this is super fun!
Diana Kathryn Plopa
I love being in love; writing; reading; mammals of nearly every kind, and especially micro-humans! Come enjoy my world with me - Secret Decoder Ring not required!!