Finally at long last the revised edition of ‘Orb of Arawaan’ is finished. It took an awful lot of hours to do, and over ran somewhat. But I’m pretty happy that the end result is more like the book I should have written in 2004. Some 10,000 words shorter and with some portions substantially rewritten and the rest heavily edited, I’m proud to say that this book is no longer the ugly duckling of those that I have written.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: editing is my nemesis. I do hate it. But some things are necessary evils and have to be done. It does at least mean that I’m familiar once more with the plot so I could easily write the sequel that has been in the planning stage since 2004. Whether I do or not remains to be seen – I have my work cut out ensuring that editing with ‘Bringing home the stars’ goes on as and when needed – books don’t just publish themselves, you know! (Though that would be rather weird if they did).