Monday, January 25, 2010

Son of Ogres - Week One - Day One

So I decided this week to rewrite my book--the one I spent twenty years writing--as a young adult novel. The new title of this book will be Son of Ogres, and it will be between 40,000 and 75,000 words. This means I will have to cut the present book in half and still have to trim it. I am also having to rewrite it for the young adult audience. My main characters will have to become teenagers--eighteen, which is right on the brink for this age group, but that's the only way I will get this story to work.

So today I dropped the prologue and got as far as halfway through chapter two in my rewriting. This will be an interesting challenge, since I am having to revision the storyline and cast in a major way. I just hope I can get my head around it and pull it off.

Continuing on my write of passage,
James Baron


  1. I think it could work - being one of the few privileged people who actually read the first book, I am trying to picture the characters as younger people. Certainly, I think there might be more young readers now since Harry Potter and Twilight.

  2. The neat thing about it is since I will have to split the book in half to hit the 40,000 - 75,000 word mark, I will have to books in the series ready for an agent.