I haven’t posted in a little while and I apologize to everyone for that. Had a bit of a bug come visit for a while and am glad to see it out of the door. It truly overstayed its welcome. And so, with that now on its way elsewhere, the writing is picking up once again. I have been able to put a word here and there throughout and even string a sentence together from time to time. The third book is coming along although quite slowly but I’m getting pretty close to finishing the draft.
When I first started the book, I didn’t think I would have enough with the story and plot continuation to fill the book. Now I’m finding that I have had to move a part of the story to the fourth book. That’s a good thing I think. I would say this third book is about 80% complete. I was hoping to have it finished by the end of the month but, unless the words just pour out today, that’s just not going to happen. I do hope to have it finished by this coming weekend.
As a side note, the print proof of the second book, A New World: Return, came in the mail yesterday and I’m hoping the Chaos book shows up today. The proof looks good so far and, if the same is true with the other, then both books should be out in print within the next week. They look pretty sharp and I want to thank SM Reine once again for the fantastic covers.
The flow of writing with this third book hasn’t been the 5,000 to 8,000 words a day that the first books had. There have been a lot of things that have had to happen in different areas and it was a little slow pulling them together into a cohesive fashion. With the first two, the track was fairly linear – go here and this happens, then continue – but with this third book, the scope has broadened to an extent. Plus the aspect of trying to build a sanctuary and keep it exciting without making it seem like watching paint dry.
Well, off to the story! I wish everyone a wonderful and fun day!