Well, the first chapter of my rough draft anyway 🙂 I’ve submitted it for critique with my online critique group as well as my local group. I’ve already gotten two back and made some changes–mainly with the passive voice issue. For some reason, I tend to slip into writing with passive voice, which is a big no-no. It’s definitely my weakness and I’m need to be vigilant in watching how I write. It’s what I call the lazy writer’s way out 😛
Now I need to go and develop my character bios more and figure out the rest of the storyline. I have a general summary done; I just need to fine tune some of it. I think I know how my next chapter’s going to start too.
And I’m going to need to do a lot more research…especially on the lives of an average person in a Japanese village in the 1400s. Not exactly easy info to find 😛
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You will have to let me read it at some point.
Ok 🙂 I promise.
You may find that village life a couple of centuries in either direction might be similar to life in the 1400s. That’s the thing about having thousands of years of history and also being in more rural areas. Change seems to happen a lot faster in the media age. Writing in medieval or ancient times gives you a couple more breaks whereas writing in modern times, you have to worry about each year practically. 🙂
Best of luck with research! FUn, but tedious. 😉
Keyboard’s crapping out on me. sorry!
good luck with that research! do tell where and how you find your info… 🙂
Ok! Most of it’s coming from one book I have from the library, and a few resources I’ve been able to find through Google books, even though segments of the book aren’t available. Oh well–better than nothing!
Sometimes one good book is all you need, then the imagination takes over. I see how passionate you are for this country and its past; I’m sure it will be fantastic!
I bet you’ll have lots of fun with your research! 🙂
Congrats on getting the first chapter done. It’s always nice getting that first hill climbed over.