Vol II Update: Coup de maître

Well, here we are again. I’ve got good news. I’ve finished the final readthrough/ word cut/ author’s edit of volume II. It’s been a pretty intense journey along the way. For many, they’ll think a readthrough should be easy, but it’s not. Not only are you reading for content, but you’re also reading for prose, grammar, word choice, repetition, lack of contractions, filler words, possible scenes to cut, the list is near-endless. Whoever said, “I can write a book, too,” obviously has no idea how much work goes into writing.

So, let’s talk brass tax and final numbers. Below is a photo of a timeline I kept while going through my novel. The original WC was a few years back. The rewrite was about nine months to a year ago.

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So, what does this mean for the novel as a whole? Well, more streamlined. Yes, some plot threads dropped/abandoned for now, but I see many of them making their way into later volumes. All in all, it comes to:

  • 67 chapters
  • 16 different POVs
  • 6 epilogues.

Now, it’s just a waiting game. As an indie author, available funds determine whether or not something gets published. So, I’m waiting for Uncle Sam to “gimme back my money.”

Before long, both Volume II and the horror novella–The Dark Portal–will be headed to the editor. I’ll keep you posted on those two and others coming in the near future.


If you enjoyed this content, 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. Reviews can be found on Goodreads and Amazon.


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