Gordon Gravley Author

Draft

Some writers “pen” their first draft very quickly, and then do lots of revisions after. I wish I were one of those writers.

Instead, I plod along, doing research and revising much as I go, making sure the words and structure are “just right” before moving on. It’s a tedious approach, but I can’t seem to break the habit.

The working title of my third novel is Of Gilded Flesh. It came about from a desire to write something Steampunk-esque, and romantic. It’s turning out more 18th Century Clockwork than Steampunk, and more of a tragedy than a romance.

It is the story of a renowned clockmaker who has a penchant and a talent for making fully working, mechanized body parts – hands, legs, and even hearts – and the women who love him. Especially his assistant, a young woman he rescued, damaged and near death, from a rocky hillside. Their relationship sets in motion a series of events that changes both their lives in dire ways.

 

 

 

 

Next, it’s time to edit and…Revise⇒

Gordon Gravley has been making up stories all his life. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Gordon moved around – California; Colorado; Alaska; Northern Arizona – before eventually settling in Seattle, Washington. Calling the Northwest his home since 1998, he doesn’t expect to be moving elsewhere anytime soon. There, he’ll continue to make up stories and live with his wife and son.

Contact: gordongravley@gmail.com

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