Story Editing

I’m really excited to have just completed the first round of comprehensive editing with my professional editor. I definitely think the story is stronger for it, even though I’d had the manuscript edited before. She’s an excellent editor and has given me a lot of great input, suggestions for changes, and things to consider. However, she is quite focused on ensuring that everything directly moves the plot forward. While I agree with this conceptually, I personally enjoy books that also provide additional world building or character development, even if not always directly related to pushing the plot ahead. What do you prefer? Are you the kind of reader that likes a lean story, one that constantly focuses on the main plot, or do you enjoy books that provide more background, world building and details on perhaps secondary characters, etc. While I realize this is not an entirely one-side-or-the-other type option, but a good balance of both, I’d like to hear from you. So post a comment below.

Cover Artwork

I’ve been working with my graphic artist on the artwork for the cover of Cathadeus, and I must say I’m really excited about how this is coming along. I can’t wait to get it completed and posted to my site, as I think it really fits the book nicely. Hopefully once done, I’ll also be able to post the first chapter for you to read as well. Stay tuned.