Edit, edit, edit

Neah Virus Cover DraftI’m in the last throes of editing my new medical thriller, The Neah Virus. Chapter 23 of 25 in a second major revision. The home stretch.

It’s tough duty but it’s got to be done. My daily ritual of writing starts sometimes as early as 3:45 AM and can last deep into happy hour.

The image is a draft cover for the ebook. Like the text, it will get quite a bit of editing before all is said and done.

Some things seem certain, however. For instance, the notion of a virus that spares Makah Indians but kills all the rest of us is a given. The idea that a mysterious two-headed serpent spirit is involved, is a given. The concept that the super-intelligent biomedical researcher hero, Dr. Peyton McKean, will be involved in trying to cure the disease before it gets him and all of us, is the big question. Can he come up with a solution before we all become fevered, crazed maniacs? Or will modern society crumble in the face of a threat from a virus that is centuries old?

That sort of thing. Anyway. Back to editing.

About Tom Hopp

Thomas P Hopp is a scientist and author living in Seattle. He writes Peyton McKean mystery stories and the Dinosaur Wars science fiction series.
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