Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Some may be aware that I've been working on a new series. It's tentatively called The First Empire and early this week I completed the third book of the series. Well, completed probably isn't the right word as it's just a first draft, but it's still a milestone worth celebrating. I'm in my re-write/edit of book #1 at present and the first five chapters are looking clean, with very few changes required.
What are the next steps? Well in about a week Robin will get the first book and after she reads through it, there may be a number of changes needed to be made. Once she does that, then it is off to my publisher to see if they are interested in the series. If they are, then there will be additional edits from Devi and I'll also be getting some input from beta readers. So we are still a ways from "done"
I do like to write all my books before releasing any and so I've written book #2 and book #3 of this series. That's all there was supposed to be, but somewhere along the line this turned into four books, and at this stage I just don't have the steam to go on to book #4 at this time. I need some time away from this series and I have a few different ways that Book #3 could go depending on feedback from others, so I'm going to be stepping back from it for a while. I need to write something new and recharge my batteries. I may even take a well deserved vacation...as I write every day including Christmas.
I'm sure I'll be saying more about this series over the next few weeks, but for now it's good to know that another three books are "on the books." This makes books 24, 25, and 26. That's a lot of writing and I hope that with each one I get just a little bit better and a little bit closer to "being a real boy" ah... author.