It was a good week for me. I almost reached 50% rewritten regarding The Dragon Hunters. It's going really well. I've had several conversations with a friend about the direction of the book and it's all coming together now. This new book is really tense and the characters are in such danger. I love it. I can't wait to get to the ending.
The other project I worked on this past week was a book called A Father's Quest for Justice. It's written by M. Ilyas Khan, a lawyer in Pakistan. I met his brother, Azher almost one year ago. The book is a true story, an account of Ilyas Khan prosecuting an evil man who murdered a young lawyer. I read it once before and Ilyas asked for a critique. I gave him some ideas and he implemented them, and now I was doing an almost final edit on the book, which is only 190 pages. He also wrote a couple of new chapters, per my suggestion from a while ago and they came out great. He just sent me some more material (this morning) and I'm excited about that as well.
I agreed to edit the book and help with it to honor the memory of the young lawyer, Shakir, who was killed. It's the right thing to do and though I'm very busy right now, I feel that I have to do this project.
I'm also getting excited about going to World Con and Gen Con the first two weeks of August. My goal is to finish the rewrite of book two by the end of August. I know I can do it. Wish me luck.
Paul Genesse, Author and Editor
Author of The Golden Cord, Book One of the Iron Dragon Series