Okay, so I’m not quite there yet, but…I’m almost done with the first (well, more like fifth first) draft of Book 3 of the Abnormal series!
It’s been a long, long road, and there have been many roadblocks and speed bumps along the way. However, early yesterday I had a breakthrough that accelerated my writing to the point of reaching the climax this morning. I still have at least a couple chapters to go, and the word count is dismal, but I’ll finally have a full story to work with.
The bonus? I’m free most of this weekend. Only a couple of SCA things, one of which might get canceled, and the usual laundry/housework mess to deal with. Otherwise, I’m golden to type away until I hit “The End.”
My concern is that Book 4 will take just as long (or longer), but I can’t let that stymie me. I have to keep going and continue with the momentum I’ve developed. Can’t let the fear of writer’s block stop me from writing more. I have stories to tell, and I can’t let them fester inside me when there’s a whole world of people who might want to read them.
After I hit “The End,” I plan on working on my Palmore’s Home for Wayward Mages novella trilogy for a little while, until the draft for Book 3 has had enough time to sit and simmer. Then it’ll be on to revisions, fill-ins, and edits to polish it up before I submit to my publisher. It’s going to take a lot of work, but I’m confident now that it will be ready to submit this year, hopefully before Book 2 is released.
I’ve got another week or so before the beta read/line edits are done with Book 2, after which I can churn out the revisions and start sending ARCs to potential early readers/reviewers. Then, ideally, the process of prep and publication will step up. I really want it released this year, and I would love to have another book out there to market and sell.
Things are looking up. I had almost given up hope, but I finally found that well of inspiration.
“The End” is indeed in sight now.