First Draft complete!
I know it’s been a while. You may have thought I’ve given up, but I’m still here, chugging away in my free time.
I’m happy to report that the first draft of my third novel is finally complete! It feels like it took forever, but it’s finally done.
It’s just over 80,000 words in its current form, though I think it’ll end up closer to 85k once I’m done editing and adding more to parts
I’ve moved onto the editing phase now and have been working on sprucing things up as I go along. Adding a chapter here and there, punching up some dialog, adding in some additional color on things.
It’s been so long since I edited, I forgot what a chore it can be. But I’m moving through it.
I’ll finish up the first edit, then do another one. Once that’s complete, I’ll have some beta readers (readers who go into it knowing it’s not done and are willing to offer up their honest feedback). After that, another round of edits. Then a professional editor will have their way with things.
Once the final draft is complete, I’ll get the book jacket designed, write up the blurb for the back, write up the online description, and then get it up for sale.
I’m hoping to have that all done by the end of 2022, or early 2023.
Thanks for coming along on this journey with me. It’s been fun!
P.S. don’t ask what the new book is about or what it’s called. I’ll reveal that all in due time.
All I’ll say for now is that it’s nothing like my first two books. A completely different (hopefully not alienating to my audience) genre.