Branch – Rewrites are coming.

About a month or so ago, I backed a Kickstarter campaign where one of the rewards was to have a query letter critiqued by a literary agent. I realised while going through that critiquing process that Branch wasn’t currently good enough. As soon as you summarise the whole book into a few paragraphs you quickly […]

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Branch – First Draft Reviews

The first reviews for the first draft are in. The common consensus seems to be that the concept is good, but it has some initial pacing issues and some character issues that need to be resolved. Since it’s just the first draft, however – I’m pretty happy with that, all things considered. I’m going to […]

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Branch – First Draft Milestone

  The first draft of Branch is finished. It still needs a lot of work, but the basic structure is complete. It’s a book. It reads from end to end, and it tells the story that I wanted told. It’s messy in parts. Some parts need expanding. Some need condensing. Some of it needs to […]

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Branch – Progress Update

Fifty two thousand words. Finally smashed my way through the 50k ceiling that’s been taunting me since I began. Not likely to do much writing for a week or two, however. Delivery time at work means that my spare time in the evenings and the weekends (the only time I get to do anything that […]

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Branch – Motivational Desktop

This has been my desktop for a while now. That’s not going to be the book cover – but it’s what I use to motivate me into finishing it. The text shown was the prologue to the book. It’s since been mercilessly chopped, during the rewrite.

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Branch – About

Branch is the working title of my first novel. It’s a love story, set across several parallel universes. After a year or so of writing, I have managed to write 42,000 words. I’m aiming for 65,000 or so. Once the first draft is written, there’s going to be a series of revisions, before it actually […]

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