Officially done

DebE —  July 29, 2012 — 4 Comments

The final draft of what I am now calling “Healer’s Touch (Book 1 of Weapons of War trilogy)” – trilogy being expected, but tentative until I nail down a few more details – is done and submitted in a competition to, hopefully, win a critique.

I have also forwarded copies to two willing beta-readers.

So the plan is to try not to look at it for the next 4-6wks. I may look at it for the sake of:

1. studying it for structure so I can learn from what I’ve done and hopefully do things more efficiently next time

2. making notes re: character details/timelines so that I have good reference material to go on with

I have several other things I can do instead:

1. Write that romance short story I came up with the idea for last year (the local Writers’ Workshop group I attend has several short story contests per year and the last one this year, due in October, is themed “Romance”). I’d like to submit an entry.

2. Work on a cover design for “Healer’s Touch” (it’s going to take me a while to get used to thinking of it as such … but it means I have a short window when a better alternative may crop up … however, I do quite like it).

3. Work on WoW Book #2 (and 3 … I’d like to do a bit of simultaneous planning for the whole concept).

4. Work on that other short story idea I had the other week … I want to tell you the idea, but I think I should just write it. It’s going to be a real challenge, but (if I can do it) it will be awesome!

I’ll let you know how the contest goes. Fingers crossed for me, eh?




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

4 responses to Officially done


    Take it from another author, you should add in the list ‘marketing your work’… if you have a good book, no one would know unless you knew how, when and to who to spread to word.
    Best of luck, hope to her goo news in the future 🙂


    I think it’s a really good idea to not at peek at it for awhile. Fresh eyes really do see so much more. I’ve had my own experience with that. 🙂 Great news and I hope you do well in the competition for a critique. Love the title too!

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