It’s Friday Morning, and I’m at Soma here in Cork, putting the finishing touches on the 8th chapter of Lost Dogs #4. In the previous version, this was the 5th chapter. There’s been some new additions to the story to try and give a better impression of Alene’s struggles during the first half of the book. The previous draft kind of glossed this over, and I made it too easy for her.
It’s not meant to be easy. Alene’s meant to be in a shitty situation. I just wasn’t quite sure how to show that, but I feel like I’m doing a better job of it now. I’m trying to show that even though she’s a strong and powerful therianthrope, she’s also a human. She still has to deal with human fears and concerns, even though they may not necessarily be relevant to her anymore.
I think I missed that angle in the previous draft, or didn’t give it enough space to really come through.
The Week Just Past
The most important thing to happen recently was undoubtedly the release of the paperback version of Lost Dogs part 3: A Freak Among Freaks (see separate post, here). I received some very useful feedback on it from a fellow writer, and while I won’t make any changes to the story at this time, it’s given me something to think about for the future. I’ll probably write more about it in a separate post further down the line.
Work on Lost Dogs #4 is progressing nicely (working title: Lost Naked Furious). I regularly share story updates on Instagram, but I’ll include a few recent one here too. The quotes in these images are all from the actual story, and unless there are spelling or grammar errors, they’re likely to be included in the book once published.
That’s all for this time. I’ll be back again next Friday. Until then, have a pleasant week.