Saturday, 24 November 2018

I've Finished the Book!

I have completed the final draft of my new novel Roswell Redeemed- Humanity After Disclosure. This of course does not mean that the book is now published. There is a lot of work to be done before it becomes available. I have to design the cover. That is something I'm going to enjoy because I can incorporate the superb artwork of Annette Lemaire; in the background link below you can see her image for the illustration. I will have to work on the general book design. I intend that Roswell Redeemed will end up the same trim-size as Roswell Rising and Roswell Revealed, but it will be somewhat thicker because it is slightly longer in extent than both of the others. I will also have to allocate an ISBN and plan the book with the originator and the printers. However, the biggest task of all will be, as always, revision. I'm very pleased with the draft I've written, but it inevitably will not be perfect. I will need to work through it again, correcting mistakes, adding new segments, taking out some segments etc. Even while writing this post I've thought of a major change I want to make to the ending. Based on feedback from Rising readers, I have employed a proof-reader again as I did with Revealed. Bear with me; I will post an immediate notice the moment the book is launched. In the meantime feel free to read the sample first chapter, see: