Golden City, book 3 of the Realm Trilogy, is coming along. Lee Murray (https://www.leemurray.info/) has done such an amazing job with my manuscript. She was only supposed to be a beta reader, but she’s done quite an edit on it. I’m working my way through her comments, fixing word echoes and dialogue tags, removing cliches and weaving in more backstory.
I’m improving my POV (point of view) and internal dialogue but, most importantly, fixing some crucial plot points.
It’s taking longer than I’d hoped, but I know it’ll be worth it. Seven chapters down, sixteen to go. As they say, good things take time!
Published by Sharon Manssen
A fantasy fan since being read 'The Hobbit' by her father at the fireside at the age of six, she has been an avid bookworm her entire life. When the idea for her current trilogy popped into her head, there was never any doubt that it would be in the fantasy genre. Unfortunately, real life gets in the way, and writing has to fit around her full-time job at a global engineering consultancy and family life (husband and two young adult children). It took ten years to pen her first book, Medar, which was a finalist for the Tom Fitzgibbon Award in 2015 and was published in 2017. Her second book, Tyrelia was nominated in the Young Adult Fiction category in the 2019 Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Her third book, Golden City, is due out in 2021.
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