Currently, I am sitting at my local library typing madly away. I have been doing this for several hours the past three days. I know, I'm a dork. But anyway, I have OFFICIALLY finished the new first chapter of Ember Sparks! It is now much, much longer, which was rather unexpected. It just sort of happened. Monday when I was here, I was working on typing out all the ideas I had to add to it and such, and then Tuesday I was working on rewriting the first part of the first chapter which took two hours. Then today I was back at it again to finish rewriting chapter one, and I have successfully completed it!
But to be honest, this whole draft this is REALLY hard, because its like I've thought it all out already, written it down already, and now I want to change everything about it to make it more beautiful. But it will all be well worth it in the end!
Honestly, I don't know for certain if I will keep this chapter the same until it's published, because you just never know with writing, but I am BEYOND happy with it! It is truly some of the best writing I have done in this book so far, and I'd be happy showing off this pretty little chapter to anyone. Not to toot my own horn, or anything of the like, but just because I am SO pleased with it!
I also am TOTALLY trying to increase my use of fancy words in it. Because I was reading Dragon Slippers, and now I am reading the sequel (expect reviews of the books once I'm done with the series!) and there is such beautiful language in it that I found it truly inspiring!
So, all in all, I feel as though I am growing and developing as an author, and hopefully I am. I hope to one day see Ember all decked out in a shiny dust jacket.