Several weeks ago in London, editing began on EYESHOT, my debut novel.
To catch up: earlier in 2014, I signed a publishing contract with Joffe Books – a prestige imprint of Not So Noble Books – headed by well-known contemporary artist Jasper Joffe. It’s an exciting collaboration and I’m privileged to be working with such talented and influential people while reaching readers in both the US and UK markets.
I spent three years writing and rewriting EYESHOT. I learned a lot. I had to learn some things twice. The ending changed. The beginning changed. Characters changed. Huge chunks of the story were repeatedly overhauled or scrapped altogether. If learning how to write a full-length novel is like learning to ride a bicycle, I totaled several bikes and injured at least one bystander. It’s hard work, and anyone who tells you otherwise is doing it wrong. Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten.
And I wouldn’t trade a single drop of (figurative) sweat. Every rewrite and setback purified EYESHOT and made it better, smarter, and harder-hitting. I’m proud of the book we’re releasing soon – and if you do me the kindness of downloading it, I sincerely hope you enjoy it.
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