Draft #2 is reaching 77% completion. How many drafts does it take to get to the center of a storyline? The world may never know. In away, I love this process, because each time around I see things from a fresh perspective. I can fine tune some of the scenes and dialogue and recognize the clutter. Of course, I'm still sitting at 122,000 words.
I would be honored to know that this book is included with the previous two in the re-read pile for anyone.
I think those blue eyes and shaved head just grabbed my attention, along with the cut of his features.
Meanwhile, I'm kicking back and enjoying my holiday weekend. I did a little shopping but don't feel like hitting the crowds too much. My patio is a great hangout, although it's almost too damn hot to enjoy anything. I can't complain, it hasn't hit 100F yet, so anything else feels like a spring breeze.
I'm starting to feel itchy about the cover for book three. I've been scouring for models when I have free time, but haven't considered a concept. I still have a few covers that weren't right for book two that I can work with, but I'm going to carve out a couple of days after I finish this draft to work on a few designs. Then I'll send them to my friends to a couple of friends to shoot them down, and I'm sure they love that job ;-) So when the cover is finally released, be kind to the cover artist. She works hard at her job, is obsessive about the right image, and hopes that the readers can appreciate the creativity she poured into her work.