Been working hard; time for a progress update.
The Lost Book of Anggird is on the final line/copy editing round. I'm about 1/3 of the way through. After that
comes the proofread and formatting, and I anticipate being able to
release it sometime during the later part of October. Watch for previews
and book extras as the release date draws near!
The first major revision of Sarya's Song
is a little more than halfway done. I'll start scaring up some test
readers for it soon, and plan to be able to send it out to them later in
September. It's hard to say for sure this far back, but I'm probably
looking at a February release for that one.
The draft of Book 5 of Daughter of the Wildings
is getting close to finished. I should be able to wrap that up this
week, then get right to work on Book 6. As I've said before, the plan
with this series is to get all the books written, then revise them all
as one unit to get the storyline and everything consistent throughout.
When I first wrote Beneath the Canyons, I didn't intend for it
to turn into a series; I'd always thought of myself as a writer of
stand-alone novels. But at the end of that book, even though the
storyline was resolved, Silas and Lainie were in worse trouble than they
started out in, so of course the story had to continue! The series has
developed in some ways I wasn't expecting - some things I thought
were important early on have turned out not to be so important (so far,
at least - we'll see how things go in Book 6), while other things I
didn't think were important have turned out to be major parts of the
overall series storyline. So, there's still a lot of work to do there.
Can't say for sure, but I'm hoping to start releasing the series in
Spring 2014. At that point all the books will be written and will have
been through the first major revision and the test readers, so I'm
hoping for no more than a couple of months in between releases of each
book in the series.
(And yes, if you're counting, I'm working on three novels at once right now. I think I'm probably out of my mind.)
Also, I just got a look at a preliminary version of the cover for Daughter of the Wildings Book 3, which is now titled The Rancher's Daughter.
Thrilling, I know, but it has more layers of meaning than it looks
like. I reserve the right to change it if I think of something better.
This cover is going to be super cool.
While I'm on the
subject, I want to say that of all the fun, awesome, cool things about
being an independent author, working with my two amazing cover artists
has been one of the funnest, awesomest, coolest things of all! Design by Katt and me-illuminated (Mominur Rahman) have both been great to work with, and I highly recommend them to other authors looking for custom cover art.
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