2011-03-07

First draft is complete!

The first draft of Ishnef's Revenge is complete!  I am now working 12 hour nights at Beaver Valley and one would normally think I would not have any time to write.  But if you thought that you would be wrong.  This is my first night and the plant is still in the process of being shutdown which means we have very little to do.  Thanks to the portable version of OpenOffice and my portable 500 Gig hard drive I can write even on a Vista computer with full security enabled.  This successful combination has allowed me to finish Ishnef's Revenge while waiting to do other work.

I know I have some editing to do and that process will begin immediately.  Once the second pass is complete I will give it one more and then turn it over to my wife Cheryl for her proofreading.  I have also run into someone here at Beaver Valley that is a very good artist.  He has never done a dragon before but wanted to try.  So, in exchange for creating a dragon for my next book I will be giving him credits in the book cover.  He does air brushing and is quite good at it.  My original plan was to use Photoshop Elements to alter a photo of a dragon statuette but if he can draw that same statue with larger wings then that will be the one I will use.

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