Writing a novel takes several drafts and revisions. For me, it took 12 drafts (revision letter “L”) to write The Zeuorian Awakening. The first chapter was the hardest for me. I ended up writing at least 30 different beginnings until I decided to go with the one I published. I like to share a few of my alternate beginnings in a series of blog posts.
Please note the chapter below is a rough draft and it wasn’t edited. So all you grammar buffs, please be kind. If you notice a glaring error, just send me a note and I’ll make the correction when I have a chance.
If you haven’t read The Zeuorian Awakening as of yet, the deleted scene doesn’t contain any spoilers.
The Zeuorian Awakening Book Overview
A thrilling paranormal romance with unexpected twists . . .
Lexi’s developing powers beyond her control and causes accidents every time she’s nervous or upset, which being a teenager is hard to avoid, especially when the most popular boys in school are fighting to be with her.
If that isn’t bad enough, a stranger is following her. She doesn’t know who he is or what he wants, yet he knows all about her abilities and that she’s developing more. And . . . he is her only hope of understanding why she’s changing and others are after her. What she learns will send her life into overdrive.
Brief Background of the Scene
This was the first version of chapter 1 I wrote.
About The Author
C. Zablockis is an Indie author of paranormal, dark fantasy and horror novels. She published Lexi Greene’s Dangerous Lesson, Lexi Greene’s Grim Awakening, Monster (The Zeuorian Series) and My Watcher (The Zeuorian Series) YA Dark Fantasy Thriller.