Due West v1.1

Is it just me, or is it harder to start writing than to keep writing….

Anyways, I tackled a revision of the first chapter in a new book I am calling Due West.  It hadn’t survived my writing group, oft referred to as my writing “therapy” group for, well, obvious reasons.  No one could get past the name of my new protagonist: Edward Percival Alford, known to his friends as “EP” and the whole premise, I felt upon reflection, was trite.  Even worse, it received the most damning criticism of “not feeling dangerous enough.”  Spot on if I do say so myself.

Welcome to the stage: Samuel Alford (nicknamed “Guy”) and a significantly more dangerous and thrilling opening to… Due West.

Due West

The re-write of  The West Wind is going well following some gracious words of a new author friend: I just finished the first scene, a little over a thousand words, of Due West.

That part about the re-write going well.  Ha!  Not really.  But I do appreciate the encouragement.

Update: Finished the first chapter.  2,000 words.  I guess when the muse sneaks up behind you and plonks you on the head with a knobby stick, you best do something about it.