Almost done with book one when a bad feeling struck me. The first part is too long. It’s boring and cluttered with excessive descriptionaire. What if I just cut out several chapters and simply write, like a summary of what happened during her two month’s walk of discoveries through the jungle? Could it be as short as a chapter or maybe two? Would that give the same effect at the end of the first part? Would it suffice as a base for the other parts? I’m sure a sentence like “It took her two months to cross the jungle.” wouldn’t make any sense. Continue reading
Learn Thy Fear
It’s not seldom I see requirements announced for a specific project/task/goal/whatever. You have to be an Engineer within a specific and/or narrow area. Have a certain amount of years of experience on the actual subject or you’re not considered an engineer. You have to be a writer of a specific origin, like from an English speaking country or you’re useless and unworthy of even being a writer. You have to be certified for specific tasks on a certain system or you can’t even turn on a computer, and shouldn’t be allowed to even get close to one.
I resign, and turn my thoughts on wolves. They’re family oriented. Just like domestic dogs. But they also attack deviant behavior, turning members to outcasts. They’re territorial and kill outsiders. They kill their own puppies if they’re deformed at birth or if they don’t fit in or adhere to the behavior of the pack. They do this because that’s what their environment requires of them or they’d be extinct. Continue reading