#amwriting #amediting the muck should hopefully raise a rose

The problem with developing a plot and writing it, is that writing is not as an Agent would tell you – something is preplanned before you write – ideas are but it is one reason was we write raw – edit the raw – and eventually make a first draft and you know as an Author when you are prepared to admit that you have something to really start work on.

If I was writing a technical or business document and I have done, many times, then I know, in the main, the structure and details before I start.

The problem with Alisia and her forced to leave King Martan was that I originally planned it to be simple … then I realised that the plan didn’t really hang together; I needed to put the maps together for a start, which meant drawing them – fairly badly but then Alisia and the troops’ betrayal reared its ugly head; a concubine trying to control a King by having a child from a King who never wanted a child from her; his machinations; the capture of Sir Charles’ Spy Master without his knowledge; that Sir Charles holds the dagger that marks him as the true King of Toshonia and then the hunt is on.

I just deleted the 3000 words – most of it was fill in and developing a plot I couldn’t use anymore.

It hurt, but the book will hopefully be a lot clearer and the muck should hopefully raise a rose.




About Dave Page

I'm now working on Astoria. Sci-Fi/Mix of Future and Past. Dwarvia decides to rid herself of several hundred thousand Prisoners plus Dwarfs who've made the mistake of falling out of favour - big-time. Published books: Parky's Lunch, Afters and Teamtime, and Magic Midnight are the books in the Parky's espionage series. FYOG - Don't Wait Up and I May Be A Long Time are the two books in the FYOG series. The Good, The Bad, And The Awful Poetry Book is not that awful and all available on Amazon. Dave served with the Royal Navy for 8 years including 2 years in an ex Japanese Execution Camp in Singapore before embarking on a career of Accountancy and IT lasting some 40 years in Europe, the UK and the Far East before writing. During his Royal Naval Service Dave represented 500 guys on a Welfare Committee for two years and worked on two Royal Tournaments including putting up pay with the Bagpipes practising in front of his office and the RAF Dogs joining in behind him. Leaving the Royal Navy Dave worked in a Funfair and a Pub of the Year in London. Born in London, Dave lived in Chelsea for 10 years and now lives in Gloucester. Dave on Amazon is https://www.amazon.com/author/davepage
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