Yesterday I reached Draft 0 status for “From Whence You Came,”Â coming in at just under 30,000 words. I’ve put it aside to think about what it’s done for a week or so, then I’ll go back and revise (rewrite) it, while Bob Eggleton works his magic on the cover art.
(I cannot WAIT to see the art!)
Meanwhile, I’ve been working on red-lining the draft of Gen & Tonic #1, the mystery project I’m writing.Â Today I reached the end of that stage – so next up is entering all the changes I made, and rewriting all the scenes that need it (probably about 60% of the book, which is normal for me).Â This is both the most effective, and the most painstakingly annoying stage of writing, for me.Â I know where it’s all going – so it’s time to take the creative bits and flourishes, and craft them into a polished whole.
My beta-readers are waiting for that at the end of the month, so that’s priority right now.Â It’s due to Madame Editrix the Second on January 15th.
At some point between now and the end of January, I’ll also be getting revision notes from Madame Editrix the First for Dragon Justice (PSI#4).Â I have a list of my own changes I need to make, so that’s going to be February’s Major Project.Â Um, along with the two short stories I owe my Kickstarter patrons.
I’m also going to be expanding and revising “Practical Meerkat’s 52 Bits” for ebook format, come 2012.
Oh, and then I’ll kick into high gear on Portals #1 (the next urban fantasy) again.Â That’s not due until March – plenty of time, right?Â Riiiight.
And then…. oh, and then.Â We shall see what the rest of 2012 brings…. *rubs hands together in anticipation and a little bit of healthy fear*