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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.


Anonymous said...

Sounds good Scott. :) We're praying for you as you're balancing finishing the book and working full-time.

Pais Charos said...

Sounds good. I know what it's like trying to balance full-time work and writing. Add in a part-time job and part-time school, writing time is even seldomer. In fact, I'm putting off all of my writing projects for the next 3 weeks. *sigh*

I'm glad that the whole first novel will tell Dantress' story. Although I adored the original chapters you showed me before, it wasn't enough of her story. The new stuff you have - it's a lot better to have all the backstory. I can't wait :D :D

Scott Phillip Appleton said...

Thanks for your prayers, Kelley! I got a nice chunk of writing done late last night and into the morning hours. It's coming along. (:

Hey Connie, yeah the holiday season can be a killer. But I love it anyways! Keep at your writing whenever possible . . . oh! and I can't wait for you to read the new novel. :)


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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.