I have been making exciting progress on a new novel idea (Evergreen) that evolved in a matter of hours. It has been extremely exciting since I was frustratingly stumped on the story I was working on at the time that Evergreen struck. I have started posting behind the scenes items for Evergreen and I hope my readers and visitors look forward to the Evergreen journey.
However, as I planned my new work in progress, my psychological trilogy still gnawed at the back of my mind. I have written about the evolution and frustrations I met with the Deceptions trilogy and even published a blog post on March 12th about it (which I have linked to in this blog post).
I finally decided what to do with the story and will devote a part of my writing time each day in making Deceptions available while at the same time, streamlining the expansive story. I’m not deleting deleting deleting deleting in the traditional editing sense. Instead, I am keeping the parts of the trilogy that may be bogging the story down but publishing them separately on my website for readers to experience should they wish. These stories-within-the-story are sill important overall and so instead of just editing them away, I will make them available in another format.
I have pulled and edited the first story from what will become the 2nd edition of Deceptions and published it on my website. The Deceptions trilogy will still be a trilogy, but it will be a single novel in three parts. At least, that’s what I’m envisioning at the moment. I am excited about offering this expanded reader experience that I played with a bit for Sunset Park.
So, just to help readers understand where I’m coming from, I’ve included the previously published blog from March 12th, 2020 to help.
Stay home (if possible) and stay healthy,