Writing Update–Volume II, III, & Novella.

I once heard that some authors post updates on their blogs or tweet about the progress for their books. I figure I’ll give it a shot and see how it goes. I also hear that blog posts are supposed to be short––news to me––so I’ll try to be brief. 

Volume II––still untitled at this point––is on the final read-through/author edit before sending it to my editor: J.C. Wing. You can find her webpage here. I’m never one to rush out a project and try my hardest to provide quality writing with as few mistakes as possible. As an indie author on a budget, this means rewriting numerous times and editing a manuscript until my eyes bleed before passing it on. As such, I’m on chapter five of the readthrough and have an average pace of one chapter every two or three days. Alas, the rigors of life and a job keep me from spending more time among the pages. The central premise of this last inspection is to whittle the word count down. I started at 329,000, and I’ve fallen below 295,000 at this point.

Volume III––is in a final mass edit/author rewrite. I am nearing completion. I’ve got about 90% of the revisions done, and about 50% of the final readthrough finished. I may, given time, go back and reread it once complete. This is slated for release in 2021. The current word count is about 215,000.

Novella––The Dark Portal––is awaiting beta reader feedback from a critique group I am a part of. Doling it out one chapter at a time every two weeks takes some time. I am happy with the product and the feedback thus far. One beta reader read it in about two days. The only reason she didn’t read it in one sitting was that she had to get some sleep. Still, it’s great to hear that it’s a page-turner. This novella is a horror/thriller, a departure from my standard sci-fi and grimdark fantasy. Any of you who read volume I of the Dark Legacy series already know there were elements of horror within. The Corridor of Cruelty ring any bells?

Anyways, that’s it. I’m off. Back to editing.

If you enjoyed this content and you’re an avid, epic fantasy reader or a sci-fi junkie, check out my books, The Bearer of Secrets, and The Demon’s Fate on Amazon. All works are available on Kindle Unlimited, eBook, and print.

 

 

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