I have pieced together excerpts of my Book 1 Prologue (first draft) and the countdown I set up on the blog a couple weeks back, continues. Next Tuesday, Part 1 of 2 will launch, then two days later the second part will be posted. Part 1 is more of a descriptive set-up for what is going on, and Part 2 has dialogue and begins the story. I am really proud of the second half, especially. While part one needs some editing (I’m still far from happy with it as it stands, but the ‘meat’ of it is there, so I am moving on), I feel that part two is a more appropriate first taste for what I am capable of in my writing, so please wait until after both parts before you come to a full conclusion. It is not a final draft by any means.
Be prepared for some intensity! To be perfectly honest, the scene is quite depressing. The writing style is also different than the rest will be because it is of a moment from a different place and time than the main tale, and is meant to be experienced like a vivid dream or memory. It is therefore not supposed to be overly clear and you are not meant to feel like you are actually there, living it with the characters, like I intend to make you feel in the rest of the story. That being said, YES, it is still an absolutely vital part. The impact of the moment in this prologue directly influences the main character, especially later on, and this is your only real taste of an event that is referred to often by the characters in the world.
The excerpt isn’t very long either, just a few pages total. Please give all the feedback you can. Read it like you have just opened a new book. I would love to know if you want to keep reading and see what comes next, and how you feel about the interaction in Part Two as a writer, reader, or both. I am so anxious to get this excerpt on the blog, not to mention nervous, but they are good nerves since I am excited to show some of this story. Let me know what you think!
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