This is the first serious original fantasy novel I wrote as the start of the series. I started on 12-08-05 and finished 12-01-07. The first draft took 54 weeks and then almost a whole year to do the rewrite. I'm the verge of a new edition that is about 50 pages and a several hundred words shorter. but still a 170,000 words in length. It's also a lot cleaner and I'm going to start sending it out to newspapers and magazines to get reviews.