I’m almost done with The Dark King. I think I might be able to wrap the story up by Halloween. (One of my favorite holidays.) Seems somehow fitting. I honestly ADORE this story and these characters. I decided to experiment with this book. By that I mean, I’ve incorporated a lot of the writing/craft lessons I’ve been working on and I went back to writing the way that I used to write long ago.
When I first started writing, I used to edit as I wrote. I did that with this book. That doesn’t mean it’s not going to need more editing, but it did seem to help my overall writing process tremendously. I WILL be continuing to write this way. It’s made the whole process far more enjoyable (though I’m sure these characters helped on that front because they’re so deliciously naughty). I am not sure what the final word count will be on this book, but I’m guessing around 54K to 56K. I still have three and a half scenes/chapters to write. I will be sorry to leave these particular characters behind, but I’m glad that I have told their story.
Once this book is finished, I have to go through the edits on Ghost Hunter Chronicles: Solomon’s Seals. I plan to put the book out in paperback, when I’m done. After that, I’m going to re-edit my young adult book, so that I can send it off to a professional editor. It, too will be put in paperback when it’s finished.
As for writing projects, I’m going to get back to writing a YA I started several months ago. I also plan to finish Moonlight Kin 2: Aidan’s Mate, so I can release it sometime in the first quarter.
Currently, I am trying to decide whether I’ll submit a project for the Clarion West group. No guarantees that I’d be selected, even if I do. The teachers next year are truly some of the best genre writers around. I’d love to soak up their knowledge. It’s a heavy time commitment, but I think it would be worth it.
I have a dentist appointment, so I need to get some word count in before I go. My guess is my next post will be an announcement that AQ5 is finished. Stay tuned.