Turns out there is pretty much something on every page that I want to change.
I kind of understand Aura’s eternal editing process now. He would go over things again and again, and it would drive me nuts.
I have found out so much about Kate and her friends from actually, critically reading the book. It’s kind of like watching Fight Club the second (or tenth) time over and going “Ah! I see!” – except I should really know better.
I can already tell that the edited version will be much better; to the point where I’m kind of embarrassed to leave the draft in public.. That’s very Aura as well; we didn’t see things until he was ready (and let’s face it – it worked for him).
Anyway, actually committing these edits will take longer than the read-through (although I am less likely to buy expensive stationary for this phase), but I am committed to getting it done this year.
I’ll likely turn the 39 “Pages” on the blog into a simple PDF or something, and then maybe give the editied edition away for free to the first 10 people (or something) before trying my luck on Kindle.
Anyway, I know that 4 of you have made your way to the end. I’d appreciate any feedback you have; although I’ll admit that time is running out, especially for the earlier parts (which will really get a work-over).
It’s also funny how much I don’t like my earlier writing style. I’m not sure how to describe it, but there is something about it….
Thanks to the 4 of you that have read the whole thing, and please feel free to spread it! Every time someone mentions A Runner’s Afternoon on Reddit a few hundred people flood the site, but then they all disappear. So if you’re one of those people maybe have a look at Arctic Gale, before I start disassembling it on here (or something).