Jon Thysell

Father. Engineer. Retro games. Ukuleles. Nerd.

Tag: HatKK

The next great HatKK edit begins

In February of last year, I started editing my Guineawick Tales novel “Hester and the Kookaburra King”. It took me until October, but I produced a functioning draft before NaNoWriMo. Starting a couple of months ago I re-read the entire story end-to-end, and took extensive notes as to what still needs to be done.

There aren’t a lot of major structural changes, though I will be moving a couple of chapters around and dropping some unnecessary subplots. The majority of the work will be aligning the first half’s style with the second (where I made more concrete style decisions to change the feel of the work).

I’ve also begun planning out the sequel (you can never start too early), and as such have a short list of things I need to change in HatKK. The plan is to get HatKK ready to publish well before this year’s NaNoWriMo, so I have time to wrap up the sequel’s planning, and maybe even work on the interim short story “Aman”.

Let the editing begin!

/jon

“Pawsgaard” is done, uploaded and available for your reading pleasure

It seems like I’ve been working on Pawsgaard forever. I wrote the first draft back in 2009, and have updated it twice since then. Last year during my great HatKK edit, I realized that I had some major problems in Pawsgaard, and so I took a couple months to fix the plot and reuploaded the story.

Now, six months later, I’ve finally gotten around to giving Pawsgaard the attention it deserves. It’s taken a couple weeks to clean up the text, but now, finally, I’m ready to call this the final draft.

Check out the final draft of Pawsgaard: A Guineawick Tale by Jon Thysell today! It’s free and available for download for the Kindle (mobi) and Nook (epub), as well as in plain text and html. Also, stay tuned for an eventual publication on Smashwords!

Update: Pawsgaard is up on Smashwords!

/jon