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PART 2, THE FIRST EVIL, 1931-1933: Chapter 35 (UNEDITED)

Here is Chapter 35.  As I said in the previous post, I'm going to try to post the rest of the first draft of Book 1 as quickly as possible.  Still Chapter by Chapter, but as quickly as possible :)

If you are just catching up, see the CHAPTERS section to read the Prologue-Chapter 34 before proceeding to the Chapter 35.

Also, check out some further character development in some excerpts from the second draft in the SAMPLES section.

Otherwise, read from the word go :)  Alot beginning to happen so stay tuned :)




CHAPTER 35
After supper, Dorothy sat at her desk trying to concentrate on Biology.  She was determined to catch up and be able to easily take the final exam for the end of the semester along with everyone else in her class.  And Biology was a nice break from everything else.  She had certainly had enough of History for a while. Dinner had been terrible and that’s all there was to it.  Dorothy was surprised at how much strength she had actually recovered when she made her way down t…

PART 2, THE FIRST EVIL, 1931-1933: Chapter 34 (UNEDITED)

Here is Chapter 34.  I'm going to try to post the rest of the first draft of Book 1 as quickly as possible.  Still Chapter by Chapter, but as quickly as possible :)

If you are just catching up, see the CHAPTERS section to read the Prologue-Chapter 33 before proceeding to the Chapter 34.

Also, check out some further character development in some excerpts from the second draft in the SAMPLES section.

Otherwise, read from the word go :)  Alot begins to happen in Chapter 35 so stay tuned :)




CHAPTER 34
“And sit on this, Alice,” Gail said as she stuck a middle finger up in the direction of closed front door.  “It can keep the pole you already have stuck up there company.” Carl burst out laughing and Linda’s jaw dropped at her friend’s obscenity. “Gail!” Linda scolded. “Well, I couldn’t do it while we were in there,” Gail said.  “Anyway, why are you so upset about it?  Alice deserves that and a lot more.” “I have to agree with Gail,” Carl said.  “Yes, she’s Dorothy’s grandmother and I know I…

PART 2, THE FIRST EVIL, 1931-1933: Chapter 33 (UNEDITED)

Here is Chapter 33.

If you are just catching up, see the CHAPTERS section to read the Prologue-Chapter 32 before proceeding to the Chapter 33.

Also, check out some further character development in some excerpts from the second draft in the SAMPLES section.

Otherwise, read from the word go :)



CHAPTER 33
That following week had been a whirlwind for Dorothy, her grandparents, and the entire town of Plains.  Of course there was a search for Matthew, Liz, Tahatan, and Father Louis conducted not only by police officials but even the town residences pitched in for the search party organization.  When investigators questioned Paul and Carl on what they had seen, both were at a loss for what to tell them.  Neither had forgotten what the creature looked like and both did their best to describe it only to get puzzeled looks mixed with alarm from the detectives.  They had also questioned Dorothy soon after she had awoken and with some prodding, she was able to recall some details of her attack and co…

Second Draft/First Rewrite: Excerpts from Chapters 18 and 19

Hey everyone,

I've been working like mad on the second draft of this first book.  It's been an interesting and very humbling experience.  The interesting is how much more the characters and situations have developed during this first rewrite and how I've also found it necessary to sometimes combine maybe two chapters into one or change a chapter into an interlude because I think it would serve the story better that way.  So its been interesting seeing the story develop even further and get to know the characters on an even more personal level.

The humbling part has been coming across errors that were previously unnoticed and sometimes I think my brain leaves my head.

The second draft is almost complete and after that, I plan to print it out and set it aside for a month or two before I do the third draft.  This is something I've learned from not only more seasoned novelists I know but also from Stephen King's book "On Writing."  And yes, they (including S…