Bonds That Break Update

It’s been a while since I last posted about the progress of book 3 (Bonds That Break). I’ve been busy writing and have just hit the 40k word mark which I would guess puts me at more than half way done.  I like to plan my books so by the time I get to writing, I have a good idea of where I am going and how the story progresses. I generally have a word document with a list of all the cool ideas I have had for the book and a pretty good idea of how the book will end. Then I outline (in pretty good detail) three chapters. Then I write those three chapters and use the list of ideas to outline the next three chapters. I find that if I outline more than that, that I change too many things while writing and my outline ends up changing anyway. This method gives me some structure as well as freedom to improvise and come up with things that surprise even myself.  I’ve had several of those moments with this book and then I look back and wonder how I ever thought the outline worked without that idea.

By the way, I’m considering putting up the rough draft of chapter 1. Because Amazon get’s upset if their net searching bots find any large passages of text from books posted for free, I would need to post it with a password like I did with Unbound. Would anyone be interested in seeing an early version of the chapter or should I wait until it has been past an editor? I think it is pretty clean, but editors always find ways of making things better.

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13 Responses to Bonds That Break Update

  1. Victoria Davis says:

    Absolutely!!! I would love to get to see an early version of the first chapter!!!!! THat would be awesome. Any idea when the 3rd book would be published?

  2. bonnie prestin says:

    I’d be interested in the rough draft!

  3. Kelly says:

    I would love to see a rough draft of the first chapter! Ah, now I’m all excited for the third book to come out! 🙂

  4. Rashanne says:

    I would love to see a draft!!

  5. floryie says:

    me me me me!.. I would love to read a draft 🙂

  6. Gill says:

    I am desperately waiting for the next book, but I will eagerly read anything on it. Please hurry and finish it, I loved the last two.

  7. Cynthia says:

    Please put it up I would be. Thrilled and so would my kids! It will help us stay tuned while waiting for completion

  8. Brant says:

    Well, it’s sounding like you wouldn’t mind too much. 🙂 For some reason I feel self-conscious putting it out before it is final, but I will probably do it sometime in the next few weeks.

  9. Stacey says:

    I would love to read the first chapter draft or not!

  10. Virginia says:

    Count me in! I would love to see the rough draft of chapter one. Look forward to reading the completed book 3.

  11. Theresa says:

    Just finished the first two books in two days. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

    • Brant says:

      Thanks, Theresa! Welcome! Glad to have a new reader. That’s awesome that you liked the books enough to read them so quickly. 🙂

  12. nellie bly says:

    please post it!!!!

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