As I took an editing break over the weekend, I’ve spent most of today catching up. I’ve been transferring the editorial notes from my paper manuscript to the soft-copy of The Faerie Thorn on my computer and wrangling with the finer points of English grammar.
My head got so jammed with grammar puzzles that I had to venture into the “teenager’s lair” to find a book to help me! “Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar” is aimed at 14-16 year-olds and perfect for the word-addled head of a fantasy writer 😛 . You can find the book here.
Five hours of editing left me hungry for fresh fodder and so for today’s adventure, I answered the call of a local out-of-the-way place in the hope of finding inspiration for my next story.
Here’s how I got on (oh and I hope you enjoy the safari feel of this short film – it was quite a challenging off-road trip!)
Well, I made it! Today I write and narrate the final part of my original faerie story, The Faerie Thorn. In this episode, you get to find out what happened to Man Donaghy’s good Big People looks, you learn what a borrow-body is, and some of you may cry at a certain point (I did!)
Everything I have shared with you is completely unedited and so now the adventure that lies ahead is an editing one!
Well, it turns out that the Faerie Thorn folk have a little more story up their sleeves than I thought and so today is not the last part of the story!
Here’s me narrating what I’ve just written (it’s hot off the press and unedited, as usual). I wonder if you expected the trolls to take what they did from Man Donaghy? I wonder if you’ve worked out what the trolls are going to do with the thing they have taken from him? I wonder if you’re curious to know how successful the trolls were in getting rid of New Wife Donaghy?……
Today I write and narrate Part Three of my original faerie story, The Faerie Thorn. If you’ve listened to the first two parts, is the story unfolding as you expected? What do you think will happen next? 🙂