Last Chapter Goes Up (Appears) Saturday Morning

Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 9.35.05 AMThe climax of “Serpent’s Smile” will appear early Saturday morning. If you’ve been reading along, you will be pleased to find out how it ends — everything will be posted as of then.

The story includes 99,136 words. [550,238 characters!] That’s longer than a “standard novel” that runs about 80,000 words. Fortunately, I’m told that first drafts *should* be long because a lot of it will be cut in the editing process.

That’s next. After a short break, I’ll start editing the novel. I already know several dozen things that need to change or be enhanced or shrunk. There’s a lot to do.

When the editing is complete, then it’ll be time to decide if and how to market the book. As a new author, I’ll be competing with thousands of other “wanna be” authors to get an agent, find a publisher and so forth.

Another option would be to market the book through Amazon as a Kindle book. That is a very attractive alternative. Even so, it’s not a slam-dunk. There are still hoops through which I’ll need to jump.

Look for updates here (at as the editing proceeds and decisions are made.

Regardless, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the ending!

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