The first revision of Craobh is completed. I opted to go for a straight grammar and typo revision for this first pass. I removed the poorly chosen words, the “that” word, the -ly adverbs – all the usual bad writing habit stuff. I’ve stayed at 137K words. That’s about 17K words more than Duilleog.
I’m really pleased with this second novel. I learned so much writing Duilleog and it is reflected in this second volume. Some loose ends are tied up. More back story added. Some cool fights and magic! What more could you want?
Oh, you want the actual book in your hand? Well, good news on that front. I have found a professional editor who has agreed to help me out. I should have the novel back by mid-May. I make the necessary changes and I should be good for a May 31st, 2016 release date.
Fingers crossed folks!