Monday, August 28, 2006

A word of thanks

I've got to give a big shout-out of thanks here to my friends Steve and Gere Goble. Recently they finished reading my first novel, "City of Rogues," and mailed it back to me with editing marks and comments. I can't say enough how much I appreciate this.

I'm already reading through their comments, and most of them I have to agree with. So, I'm going to be rewriting the last 2 or 3 chapters of "City of Rogues," then I'll have to do some minor rewriting in the sequel, currently titled "Road to Wrath," to match up with the changes in book one.

The biggest change will likely be the climax of the first book. Right now, the climax comes a few chapters too soon (a scene in a cemetery), leaving too much to happen before the book actually ends. I'm planning to keep the cemetery scene, and in a way it will still be the climax to the overall story, but there's one major confrontation that must happen. Kron and Belgad have to duke it out. I put it off in book one for plotting purposes (and I thought it was sort of cool that these two foes don't actually fight it out, kind of like Kirk and Khan), but it only makes sense for it to happen.


Anonymous said...

Hey, you are welcome. It's a great read. Should we start on Book Two as you've sent it or await a revised version?

-- Steve

Ty said...

You guys can go ahead and read book 2. What I'm thinking of changing won't affect much.
Also, no hurry. I'm about 25,000 words into the first draft of book 3, and I've still got to finish making your and Gere's corrections to book 1. Then, finally, one last read for minor details, and book one should be finished. I think.

And thanks again.

Anonymous said...

The pleasure was mine.
Besides, my novel will be almost as long as your trilogy by the time I ask you to read it.