The editor had some great suggestions and I agreed with most.
The best thing I could have done was let the story rest for a couple months, Like a fine wine.
I forgot what a terrific story I had. The first thing I did was print it out and had a couple of my people read it. I wanted them to be critical and look for any weaknesses and they found some and I read it and I found a few minor flaws as well.
Here is what the people I shared this book with have said.
"I did not want it to end"
"I want to read it again"
Me: beaming with pride right now!
It is historical fiction and some things did not fit the timeline, SO I FIXED IT NO PROBLEM! :)
My goal is to make the reader go back and feel he or she is thrown into a place that we cannot even conceive in this time. A dark time and also a simpler time. A cut and dry time where either you are going to survive or you are going to suffer. Two choices, the way of good or the way of evil. A time that meant just because you are a blood thirsty warrior does not make you bad man, just a little misunderstood. I mean there is evil and then there is real evil and in this story you better pick a side and take a stand or surely a soul will parish and a life will be cut short in these dark times.
Oh well I'll keep you posted please check back often. The publisher has moved on to the interior lay-out now the edit is done. I sent it back approved and there is no turning back now.
I have also been working on some other powerful tales, more historic fiction and I promise no series or trilogies these are stories that leave the reader satisfied and not feeling like they are missing out by not getting book two or three or four. just the good read of a classic and in a unique style.
BUSY, BUSY, I HAVE TO UPDATE MY WEBSITE TOO HERE IS THE LINK.
Here, have a picture of some lucky stones!