Over the course of the last month or so, I’ve been giving my first novel a much needed facelift. 

First, I’ve gone through and done some rewriting.  Using ‘The Economy of Words”, I’ve been cutting out words that don’t contribute to the story.  I’m also looking for places where things could be said better.  The result (so far is I’ve cut over ten thousand words, fixed a ton of grammar problems, and shortened the book by almost twenty pages (and I still have about a third of it to clean up).

Another thing is the cover.  I’ve redone the cover, and would like your opinion.