Sunday, February 12, 2006

First draft in the bag (or in this case, computer)

Well one year ago this month, I started writing Fangtooth. What with one thing and another, it took longer than anticipated, but I’m very pleased to report that I’ve just finished the first draft. Woohoo. It always gives me a great feeling of accomplishment to finish a novel. Now even though I’m eager to start rewriting, I’ll put it a way for a month to let the story settle. In the meantime, I’m going to rewrite an earlier novel, tentatively titled, Sacrifice.

With regard what Fangtooth is about, all I will say is this:

In an attempt to 'save' his son from the lifestyle he can see him drifting into in the city, recently widowed father, Bruce Holden and his wayward teenage son, Jack move to the coast. They soon discover that the house they have bought has stood empty for years as the previous occupants mysteriously disappeared. But that's only the start of their problems. Something's stirring in the sea. Something hungry.

I’ve got everything crossed that this novel will find a home.


Mirko said...

Congratulations! :)

Shaun said...

Cheers. It was a long time getting there, and although it's not finished yet as I have to rewrite it, I like this story a lot. Hopefully a publisher will too.

Stephanie Campisi said...

Congrats. Good luck with those joyous edits. ;)

Shaun said...

Thanks Stephanie. I don't mind editing a work, as that's where I feel it really comes together. The hard part is trying to sell said work when it's completed;-)