Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kas: A look at the rough draft

Greetings all!

This past week has been a fun week of reviews, snippets, and other information about my book during the blog tour for Kas, hosted by the lovely ladies at Loving The Book. To you ladies, I say thank you!

For those who have not yet had an opportunity to check out my new book, remember, you can read the first two chapters right here on my blog for free by clicking here!


There are many out there who are interested in the evolution of stories. And most stories have evolved from something else, even if just from a rough draft. The process is  unique to the writer and the story.

When I first started to write Kas, I was still in junior high, bored out of my mind at a church gathering for Halloween, if I remember correctly. And since Beauty and The Beast has always been one of my favorite fairy tales, I decided to give it a go, with a somewhat modern twist. Obviously, the story has evolved a lot since then. The original draft was not quite 15,000 words long. The end result is about 57,000, a vast difference.

But, for those who like to see the origins of the story, who like that little "extra" put in there, I'm going to give you the opportunity to read the original rough draft. 

Please note that should you chose to click the link to this draft, it is far from polished. I injected some of my own awkwardness and struggle to fit in as a young teenager. This is the original draft I wrote all those years ago. Obviously my writing has come a long way since then.

Ready to read? Then click right here. Oh, and feel free to add your comments about things you liked, didn't like, etc. I'm always curious to know those kinds of things.


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