Snake: The Final Draft Is Done

Posted: February 3, 2014 in Novel, Progress Report, Scary Stuff, Writing
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Oh, I am on the ceiling tonight! Okay, I’m not literally on the ceiling, but you can guess how I’m feeling right now. As the title suggests, I’ve finished the final draft for Snake, which means it’s time to get it ready for publication! So excited right now, and I can’t wait to get started. In fact, I’ll start after this blog post is done.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Snake, it’s a thriller novel I wrote through the latter half of 2012. It follows a young man who becomes a serial killer in order to take down the mafia family who took from him what he considers most precious in life. Referred to by the media as the New York Mafia Killer (most of the novel takes place in New York City), he calls himself the Snake, for reasons that become apparent in the novel. So it’s basically a story of an antihero vigilante with mental problems and methods that would make Batman cringe. Still, it’s a story I enjoyed writing and I think that anyone who’s into these sort of dark thrillers will enjoy the story.

I know Angela Misri did. Angela, for those of you who haven’t been lucky enough to meet her yet, is an author and friend from Toronto whose first book, Jewel of the Thames, is due out next month. She did me a great favor by taking a look at Snake and giving me suggestions on how best to spruce it up before I published it. During the last twenty chapters or so, she was getting back to me every couple of days with revisions and suggestions on the manuscript. I have to say, I’m impressed that she was able to find the time to look over the whole novel with a full schedule of her own. Most of all though, I’m thankful for her help. She gave me amazing feedback on Snake, and I’m so happy to have collaborated with her. I hope that if I ever get around to writing a sequel to Snake, she’ll be willing to look at that as well.

Oh, before I forget. I did another check on the page and word count for Snake. All told, the novel is 370 8.5″ x 11″ pages and a little under 120,000 words. So it’s like a mid-length Harry Potter novel in length. Hope that doesn’t scare off any readers. That would suck! Anyway, I already have a cover picked out and I know who I’ll be acknowledging and who I’ll be dedicating the book to. I’m going to get on compiling the final manuscript together and creating the cover, so I’ll post on Snake again when I have those made up, along with a release date for the book.

One last thing though: I have to thank everyone reading this blog. Your support keeps me going and every time someone reads one of my books, it brings a boost to my mood and makes me want to write more and to improve the quality of my storytelling. Thank you so very much. I hope you’ll continue to support me in the future as I work on my dream of becoming an author.

And before I go to put dinner in the oven, I just want to let you know that if you’re interested in Snake or interested in reading an excerpt from Snake, please click here.

Have a lovely evening, Followers of Fear.

  1. Lois Hoffman says:

    Congratulations! That’s very exciting!

  2. Therin Knite says:

    I just said congrats on your other post, but congrats on finishing another story!

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