I’m fully aware I didn’t make a post with the next section of The Becoming this past Sunday. There’s a reason for that, and I’ve been meaning to pop over and let you guys know what’s going on.
So here it is in a nutshell:
I’ve been revising The Becoming for the past several weeks. The version that I was posting here was the second draft that was written on my BlackBerry. As you can see, I’ve privated the old version, because I’m going to start reposting the story from the beginning with the revised, much much better version.
So I hope you enjoy it! And I hope everyone who reads it will be kind enough to leave feedback and comments to the posts.
All my contact info can be found on the “About Jessica” page linked above. 🙂
I am a big fan of fruit. I love fruit. All kinds of fruit.
While munching on the most delicious blueberries I’ve eaten in a while, the last thing I need to see is an insect leg stuck to one of them.
Dear nature: I’m well aware that bugs exist in you. I’m even aware that bugs crawl on the fruit when it’s growing. I, however, do NOT need to see the evidence of said bugginess when eating my formerly delicious, now gag-inducing blueberries.
Thanks a lot. No, really. Thank you.
Thus concludes your non-zombie related horror story of the day.
So The Becoming has a new home! I’m so happy I could spit. After much wrangling and fighting with redirects and all that fun stuff, I got the thing working, so I can announce that the story will be available at:
Anything and everything to do with the book (such as new chapters, news, and more) will be available there!
So I know a lot of people out there are like me and tend to visit sites and then completely forget about them. And you don’t always have somebody on Twitter reminding you to check it out. So I created a feed to make it easier for you, my dear, darling readers, to follow along with The Becoming and any other stories I decide to publish on here.
You can subscribe to The Becoming in any RSS feed reader by clicking here:
And any help you can lend by clicking on ads at the bottom of the feeds would be wonderful lol. Starving artist is definitely not a cliche on this end of the computer. 😛
So I’ve finally begun the rewriting and posting of my (semi-infamous) zombie novel! It’ll all take place here once a week, primarily on Mondays (though possibly more than once a week). Below the jump you’ll find the beginnings of the novel, just a short borderline teaser piece to get you hooked in (I hope!). Criticisms and critique are more than welcome! Your input is what will guide my second revision process and maybe even help lead to eventual publication.
A little background: This novel was begun at some point last year (I’m honestly somewhat fuzzy on exactly when I started it). I wrote it on my BlackBerry, of all places, just to see if it was possible to write an entire novel on a handheld like some people (notably Peter V. Brett and Styles P, though I started mine well before I knew about Styles P’s attempts). The trip has been rather amusing and entertaining, frustrating at times, but definitely an exercise in patience and creativity. I wouldn’t trade it for anything, and I’d recommend anybody willing to make the attempt give it a shot. You’d be surprised what you can come up with! If you have any questions about the process itself, feel free to drop me a comment and I’ll be more than happy to answer anything you throw at me. 🙂
So that’s enough blathering from me. On with the story! (P.S. I hope @crackberrykevin appreciates the role he plays in this story lol.)