It’s near the end of spring break here at Casa Draven, and while I actually did get writing done despite having 3 kids in the house 24/7 (along with a husband and his gimp ankle), I’ll be glad when school starts up again.
As I’ve received a few e-mails inquiring about EIDOLON’S status, I thought I’d post an update here.
The manuscript will be finished by March 31st, and one of my two editors has already edited the first 53k words. Feedback from her so far has been that it’s a clean manuscript with only a few minor issues and two larger ones, which we’ve already resolved. I just need to get in there and revise. I’m hoping she says the same about the second part. Once she edits that, and I make revisions, I’ll send it on to my second editor. Afterward, more revisions, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed they’ll be light. Both of my editors are fast and thorough, but I am, as usual, sending them stuff at the 11th hour. I’ll compare their notes to anything my beta readers point out, and if there are differences, I may or may not make additional changes. Then it’s proof-reading, formatting, blurb-writing (my least favorite thing in the whole process) and upload. So hopefully by the 31st, and if not, then maybe a week later (guesstimate – give or take a few days). I sorta like the idea of uploading on April 1st.
I’m taking my first editor’s advice to heart. According to her “…we want this book to be right, not necessarily on time. It has the potential to knock the socks off Radiance...” Motivational words from a wise woman.
In the meantime, I want to direct you to a pre-order button currently available on Amazon for a title by one of my all-time favorite authors. Intisar Khanani writes YA fantasy. I don’t typically read YA, but I’d read Khanani’s grocery list if she published it. I fell in love with her work when I read her short story THE BONE KNIFE (permafree read on Amazon). I then read THORN and SUNBOLT. Her latest, MEMORY OF ASHES, is the second book in her Sunbolt Chronicles and priced at .99 cents. SUNBOLT is also currently .99 cents. I definitely recommend the first book and can’t wait to get my hands on the second. Hell, I recommend all her books. She’s just a fantastic writer.
It’s Friday, and while a weekend is like any other work day for me, this one is one step closer to the end of spring break, so I’m celebrating. I hope you all have a great weekend.