Waiting on the beta reads, and while I’m doing so, I decided to try my hand at a short story. Something featuring the legendary warrior, Hume. We’ll see how it goes. And hopefully, sometime in the next few weeks, I’ll have a much longer post about what else is going on. For others it might seem like a small step forward, but for me, it has the potential to be pretty awesome.
I just finished what I hope is the penultimate revision of book 3. The title is still A Warrior’s Penance, unless I think of something better. Titles aren’t my strong suit. Anyway, the book is about the same length as the second book-roughly 180,000 words. Right now, it’s in the hands of the beta readers. After their input, I’ll revise one last time, then it’s off to the proofreader. I’ve already started the process on commissioning cover art, so if all goes well (please let it go well), the book should be out the door by mid-April. There will also be a boxed set with all three books.
Pretty shiny stuff. I’ll get the updated print version out as soon as I have the finalized updated interior work. Hopefully not too far off. And then it’s just the final two drafts (I hope) of book 3, send it to the beta readers, one more draft, off to the editor, get the interior layout completed, and then publish! Not too long at all. Oh yeah, and then send it to Nick to narrate.
The title is all I wanted to say. Now back to work.
I know writing a book is all about the journey, but it sure is sweet when I get to write these two words.
Whew! I’m a little numb right now. I still can’t believe I’m done with this story that’s occupied my mind for so many years. I also can’t believe it ended up being roughly 1550 words of a single story stretched out over three books. As for editing, I’ll get to that next year.
The audiobook version of A Warrior’s Knowledge (book 2) is done, but it still has to go through a final round of sound checks. I have no idea how long that will take, but I’m told it can be up to 10-14 business days. Then, it’s released on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. We’re on day 3 today. Sigh.
I’m updating the appearance of both the ebooks and print versions of books 1 and 2. The story itself remains the same, but the presentation of the words is so much prettier now. Here’s a glimpse of what the ebooks will look like. The print version is even nicer. They should be ready to go early next week. That reminds me: I should take the print version off the market for now.