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Monday, July 16, 2007

Novel Update

As many of you know I have been reworking my first novel due to suggestions made by the professional editor I hired. It is coming along very nicely and I expect to have it finished sometime next month. If you have been keeping an eye on the word count of my novels then you will notice that Offspring has passed the 100,000-word mark. That makes it twice as long as it was last year and about a hundred pages longer than it was a month ago. The story hasn't changed, but it includes a lot more about the sisters' swords and the sisters themselves. It also explains why the great white dragon sent them out into the world.

The title of the novel will probably change accordingly because Offspring doesn't explain what the book is about. The new title will likely be Swords of the Six. Please comment! Let me know if this new title catches your eye better than the original.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Swords of the Six".....I like it. I can't wait to read the updated version. :)
Kelley

Scott said...

And I can't wait to have you read it! I'm amazed at how much work goes into one novel!

Anonymous said...

I know, I never realized there was so much that went into writing a book. It's incredible how many times you've gone back over the book and "re-written" at least parts or most of it, adding things here and there. And then having to send it in to publishers and editors and changing it again. There is definately a lot of work, but it's worth it (right?). :)
Kelley

Scott said...

Yes! It is worth it! ...Or, should I say, it will be?

Roheryn said...

intriguing... just seeing it on a shelf, I'd probably pick it up, and at least read the discription, if not more

Scott said...

Thanks Ro! We'll see what the publisher says middle of this month.

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In a world where morality is forsaken and Christ neglected, wholesome books are uncommon. The themes of my writing are love, self-sacrifice, and honor.

I see my generation turning from God to the gods of this world. I see homes torn apart in the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. Children are murdered by the millions every year . . . without ever seeing the world outside their mothers' wombs. Through fiction I strive to encourage those who are willing, to stand against these things and be heroes and heroines; chivalrous, gentle, full of righteous indignation, and the fear and love of their Creator.