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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"Swords of the Six" status

Now that I've been working full time it has been difficult to keep up my novel writing. However, Swords of the Six should be finished sometime next month . . . as long as all goes according to plan.

If AMG Publishers contracts this first novel then I will begin work on the second one. Swords of the Six has grown into a 56,000-word manuscript covering from the betrayal of six warriors of the great white dragon, until Ilfedo is given the sword for which the series is named.

The second novel will begin the story that my prereaders are familiar with, and that is the story of Oganna, from her childhood up until the battle in Burloi. The first novel will tell Dantress's story, and reveal more of Ilfedo's origins. The character of Specter has emerged strongly, as I'd hoped, as the guardian of all that Albino holds dear.

Monday, November 12, 2007

"Patient, the Shepherd" Bookmark

After a few revisions the illustration is complete. Amber has done a great job. I love the soft feel to the scene, evoking emotions of peace in the midst of a storm.
Next project will be the second bookmark, one of a character that few of you will know because he is original to the new edition of my novel. But I won't spoil the "Specter" bookmark for you. You'll just have to wait until work on it begins!
In the meantime I have to finish editing Swords of the Six and then give it to the editor, Dan Penwell, at AMG Publishers. Mostly I've focused, as the editor requested me to, on strengthening dialogue and enriching the story with more detail.
So, back to writing in the midst of a busy schedule. Do not be concerned, though distractions come along and things slow for a time (such as financial considerations) this project is my baby and I'm going to see it through to the beautiful end!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Artwork Continues

The first bookmark is moving along now. Amber's honing details and adding colors. The ocean will be re-oriented to recede on the right side instead of on the left.


"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

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.