David here to share a page from my Writer’s Tablet about how my first two novels in the COIL Series came about.
Dark Liaison was probably the most agonizing writing project I’ve ever encountered. My editor would certainly agree. The action/adventure/espionage manuscript was first drafted by hand (as I prefer to do with first drafts).
The initial Dark Liaison manuscript took only a few weeks once the research was complete. But it seemed too short at only two hundred and some pages. So I tied in a whole second conflict with the same villain from part I to make the novel longer. Inside two months of hand-cramped scribbling, I had close to six hundred pages of international spy action.
However, my editor took one look at it and said it was too long for today’s market and for a first book. She also suggested I cut it in half to make two novels rather than chop its content to a shorter length. Thus, the first two novels of the COIL Series, DARK LIAISON, A Christian Suspense Novel, and DARK HEARTED were born.
And after two years of drafts, edits, rewrites, new beginnings, new endings, a dozen field tests, and more tweaks, I am happy to say . . . the books are now available for your Kindle, Nook, i Pad, or any device you might have, and in most any format!
Click this link to download the whole Dark Liaison Chapter 1 pdf! I’d love to hear your thoughts of the chapter, or my books!
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