My first major novel, The Guardian, is now at the end of the second draft. It has become a readable, coherent novel. The next stage is that it will be placed in the hands of an editor whose job it will be to pick it apart. To question, suggest and cut as required.
This is a vital stage, as the editor can make or break the novel. So I am, of course, slightly nervous. But I will be working with someone who is very experienced, has a good eye and I firmly believe will be a great asset in getting the novel ready for publication.
This is the first of a planned trilogy. The full title is
The Guardian - Book I
Blood in the Sand
I will report more on the progress once it has begun.