I’m Back Working On Merlin’s Shadow

I’ve decided to pick up Merlin’s Shadow once more, which currently stands at 156 solidly written pages. This is book 2 in The Merlin Spiral, and I would just love to fill out fresh pages with oodles of exciting prose and dialogue … except … ahem … alas …

… I want to delay writing fresh material for two reasons:

Merlin's Shadow

  • I just finished editing book 1 to fix passive sentences … I need to do this to Merlin’s Shadow as well to make sure that these pages work well with what will follow.
  • I desperately need to get myself back into the story after having spent almost four months with Merlin’s Blade… Editing will accomplish that nicely.

So … I’m not writing anything new yet, but I am accomplishing something and laying the ground work for new writing.

Based on my speed while editing Merlin’s Blade, the editing process shouldn’t take more than a month… My sidebar will reflect my progress.

Big News

Also … I will be printing up some personal copies of Merlin’s Blade ! ;D

These will NOT be for sale.

Let me repeat that: … these are not for sale.

They are for the purpose of handing out to a few published author friends to entice them to read it … in hopes of getting a real recommendation to an agent or publisher.

As part of this, I want as professional of a cover as possible, so Leighton and I have been working on putting together a kicker of a book cover using Blender 3D.

So far the results are absolutely spectacular, and I hope to add parts of this graphic to my website soon.

Be on the lookout!

Keep informed about the latest news and events for The Merlin Spiral and the upcoming Pendragon Spiral!

4 thoughts on “I’m Back Working On Merlin’s Shadow

  • Well, I admit it’s been difficult to read as a pdf. Reading hardcopy is faster and I can digest it more readily. I read several books at a time…and bookmark where I’m at so I can come back to it.

  • Scott,

    If you get used to reading on a computer, then pdf isn’t too bad—but no matter what it’s a far cry from holding a book in your hand!

    I also know what a pain it is to print it out on plain 8-1/2 x 11 paper. LOL.

    I did this for my in-laws and had to staple it every few chapters to keep it together, and it makes a huge, ungainly stack you need a box for.

    I know agents and editors prefer it on plain paper … un-stapled … and that’s their prerogative. I just want to provide something more friendly and professional for those who are considering endorsing me.

  • I’ve made some progress on it, but am having trouble with a couple aspects of the image. 3D Blender isn’t cooperating! I’ll get it posted as soon as its finished, though. Thanks! :)

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