It’s hard for me to believe that I’m finally at this point with my third novel. What point? The end game.

Yes, that’s right, I’m using February to go over the manuscript one last time before I send it on to my editor for proofreading.

Novel title: The Reach of the Banyan Tree

Tentative Release Date: July 2014

I wrote this novel last summer over a five week period. After I finished, I just set it aside for about six months and hardly gave it a second thought. I did send it out to some of my beta readers and got some good feedback. Still have a few copies out there that I’m waiting to hear from.

This past week, I’ve been using some of the feedback one of my readers gave me in order to expand and re-write a few sections. My reader was absolutely right – now it is better, and I am so grateful for her insight.

Now I will be doing a thorough read-through, looking to improve phrasing, provide clarity where needed, and make sure everything is in top-notch shape for my editor.

I expect to have the finished product by some point in April, and then I’ll ramp up the pre-release juices, getting ready for, hopefully, a big summer.

I’m really excited about this novel. It’s the novel that I first tried to write about a dozen years ago, and I failed miserably. I wrote about a page and a half before abandoning it.

Well, now it is almost here.

My designer has the book cover just about ready to go, and it’s fantastic!

I can’t wait for this year-long process to be over, so I can eventually get this work into the hands of readers.

It’s been a great journey thus far.

Time to start reading chapter 1 again.

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