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Monday, January 14, 2008

Novel, Finished and Sent

It took a few nights staying up until 4 o'clock in morning to do it, but the novel Sword of the Dragon: Swords of the Six was completed yesterday just after midnight. It's longer than I expected (over 75,000-words) but I'm happy with how it turned out.

I sent the manuscript to Dan Penwell as an email attachment early this afternoon. Now I must again wait for AMG's response.

In the mean time, I've started reading prospective stories for the anthology of fantasy and science-fiction stories that I am editing for Double Edged Publishing. I'm really excited about this project. It will be fun to see my name on a printed book for the first time and I enjoy reading the stories and picking my favorites.

I've also submitted a couple stories to magazines, one sci-fi and the other fantasy. So I'm waiting on a response to those.

Writing is an unending learning process, always room for improvment. But I wouldn't trade this ambition for anything!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Scott! That is so exciting! I can't wait until it's all published and everything so we can all read it! :-)

Pais Charos said...

YAY! Congrats!!! That's awesome! I can't wait to read the rest of it.

So ... will you be needing pre-readers soon? *wink, wink*

Scott Phillip Appleton said...

Connie, of course I'll be needing pre-readers (and you are on my list). Just keep reminding me so that when I am ready to hand it out, I wont forget to give you a copy!

You're one, too, Kelley! (: And I hear your mother is waiting as well. Where are her comments, by the way? (;

Pais Charos said...

Haha, you better not forget :P *pokes*


"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.