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The Dark Lands Week 15

This update is very late because of the wacky and crazy week we have had in Maui (hospital stay because brain felt like it was exploding plus an 80 acre fire across the freeway made it hard to get back to our room). We just got back into our condo and will be packing all of our suitcases for our morning flight out. I am going to write this now because I might not have a chance later today.

I honestly thought I would be done with the third draft on Saturday but then I spent the day in the hospital. My plan was to work all Sunday night on it and have it done in Maui. Alas, the angry Tiki gods said no. We spent four hours backed up on the highway heading back to our room. Now it is time to pack and sleep.

My wife is almost done with her read through. She has only three more chapters to edit. When she finishes those (probably Tuesday), I will finish up the third edit (probably Wednesday). Then I will be looking for a few outside readers.

I am overjoyed with my wife’s reaction to the book. She has really enjoyed reading it. My wife is very well read and I feel like it is at least a minor hurdle. Next it will be a couple of strangers, for the impartial read. I also have a very good friend who probably should have become an editor that I am hoping I can talk into reading it. She scares me a little, she crushed my last young adult book. The book deserved to be crushed and I knew it. This one I really like but I know that she will help whip it into submission shape.

While I am now a little behind schedule I still plan to start the second book by July 1st. I am itching to find out what happens to my new friends next.

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One Response to “The Dark Lands Week 15”

  1. Anonymous says:

    >Mr.Daley I forgot to thank you for everythinh you have done for me thank you for making me smile. hare is my e-mail adress angiesolano@live.com Thank you for every yhing Angeles Palma

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