Book review

I received the report from Alan who reviewed the book. His report was encouraging.

This plot-driven story held me and I wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen. Some of the action sequences in Beirut and the jungle were really enthralling. There is a real authenticity to many sequences. The UN convoy leaving Beirut was particularly evocative and believable. I found the Buddhist temple massacre strong and really […]

By |May 1st, 2013|Reviews, Sacred Tears Book|Comments Off

Independent review

I am at the stage where I need a fresh set of eyes to go over the narrative. Sarah (my editor) and I decided it was time.  So I sent the manuscript to an professional editor who was recommended to me to review the work I have done so far. Alan’s report is due in two weeks and I am anxiously waiting to see what he has to say.

By |April 18th, 2013|Reviews, Sacred Tears Book|Comments Off

Final edit received

Just received the final edit from Sarah and her report is encouraging as ever.

“What a good rewrite you’ve done! You have really tightened it up. The story is much more taut and pacy. Everything that was working well before is now allowed to shine. Your action is better than ever and the details of setting, especially in the jungle, is very good.”

But she also cautions me, “there are some issues to be resolved […]

By |March 16th, 2013|Editing and Proofreading, Reviews|Comments Off