And we’re up to Chapter Fifteen. I would like to thank MythBusters for helping with this chapter – the other day on TV they were trying to prove or disprove some myth (was it shooting from the hip like the cowboys do in the movies?) and they explained the Weaver Stance which is the best way to shoot a hand gun. I googled it and they were right (thanks Jamie, Adam and Google). It was developed by Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Jack Weaver during freestyle pistol competition in Southern California during the late 1950s. So the Weaver Stance is what Nicky learns in this chapter. Hope you enjoy it. And don’t try it at home!
Okay, I’m sorry for leaving you all last month not know what was going to happen next but it’s okay, the next chapter is now up!
just the start of another month, just another chapter . . !
And it’s up. Enjoy.
Okay, after four years of waiting and then reading 11 chapters of Finder Seeker month by month on this blog, the next chapter, which will be up June 1, is what you have all been hoping for. Not long to go now . . .
A new chapter is up and this was an interesting one to write because (spoiler) Nicky isn’t it. So, since the novel is written first person from her point of view, I had to figure out a new way of telling the story. I could have written the chapter first person from Tim’s point of view (and lots of novels do this – I’ve just read Legend by Marie Lu which I loved and its chapters alternate between June and Day telling the story) but then I’d need an excuse to not do it in the future and Finder Seeker is firmly Nicky’s story and I’m not getting into any other character’s heads to write it. So chapter eleven is written third person but still from Tim’s point of view, still present tense. I love writing in present tense!
Hope you enjoy it.
My new book Night Vision (which has nothing to do with Thieves so don’t get that excited) is out now in the bookshops in Australia and New Zealand and will be in Italy by the end of the year and who knows where else! (You can also buy it as an ebook at Amazon etc). Check out Ella West on facebook and friend me and you can message me whatever you want.
Night Vision is about a 14-year-old girl who lives on a Canterbury sheep farm (so there are lots of stuff about sheep and sheep dogs and possum shooting (we’re allowed to do that in New Zealand)) and she plays the viola (so there are lots about music) and she has a genetic condition which means her skin can’t handle sunlight so she only goes out at night (so there’s lots about moreporks and wild pigs and all the other animals that are around at night) oh, and she witnesses what she thinks is a murder which is really what the story is about, but I enjoyed writing about all the other stuff too.
So, it’s different to Thieves but still great, I think, I hope. Anyway, find me on facebook and tell me what you think.
all the best