Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dahveed 3 with corrections

Hi everyone,

A reader just let me know how those of you who have already purchased Dahveed 3 from Amazon can get the corrected version.  Contact Kindle customer support with your order number and the book title.  They downloaded the corrected version.  I'm assuming you will be able to get the new cover with it also, but I don't know that for certain.  I don't know if Barnes & Noble will do the same or not.  If anyone is able to get the corrected version from B & N, please let me know.

I've received a reply from a B & N reader, and they said customer service sent them the instruction to archive and unarchive the corrected version from their library.  It worked.  

Quick update on progress:  All the new scenes have been written.  Now I'm at the "add-in" stage, getting in the little touches that sharpen the story.  Then it goes off for editing!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The cover for Dahveed 3 has arrived!

Just a quick post here to let everyone know that the cover for Dahveed 3 has been uploaded.  Go to my web page, linked above on the right, and see what you think of it. 

And to all those of you who sent me corrections for Dahveed 3.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!  All the corrections have been uploaded.  I do appreciate your time.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Update on work

Well, I'm briefly coming up for air, and thought I'd add a bit to my blog.  The majority of the work needed to finish up Dahveed 4 is done.  I'm pleased with the way the story has shaped itself.  It's possible that it will be ready for advanced readers in a couple more days.  Once they are done with critiques, I will re-edit, re-write, and re-read yet again!  Then it has to go to the people who do line editing for me, and once they get done with it, corrections have to be put in . . . But I'm still on track for a fall release of the book, barring unforeseen circumstances.  

And once that is done, I will begin on Dahveed 5.  That means I will have to review all my note cards (about 6000 of them), refresh my mind on what's in the Bible for that part of Dahveed's life, and then figure out how I'm going to mix together three coronations, a civil war, General Abner, General Joab, the Philistines, the Araunah and Jebus, King Yira and Moab, and, of course, Balak ben Hod, and come out with something besides chaos.  Then there is the conundrum of time.  If Dahveed reigned in Hebron seven years after Shaul's death before becoming king of Israel, and he became king of Israel shortly after Eshbaal's death, but Eshbaal only reigned for two years after his father died, what happened to the extra five years????