While Speaker of the Winds goes out and is reviewed, a process I expect to take many months, I'm going to revise Zombie Wife.
Brittany and I are really excited about this one and she believes it's my best work yet. I finally managed to pre-write a full outline before drafting the story and I have to admit it wrote the fastest.
I do have many revisions planned for it already and the second draft will be substantially improved and expanded. I expect it to grow my as much as double. Currently it's sitting just over 40,000 words, but I need it to be closer to the 80 to 90's.
I've been told the ending could be considered zombie cliche, but I see it more as zombie traditional. Still it makes me nervous, so I'm going to write an alternate ending and get some feedback from my readers. So you zombie story junkies let me know what you think when it comes around.
For now, what do you think? Does cliche, even when done well, turn you off?