Final Edits Book 4 – and a Cat

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I received the final revisions from my editor yesterday. Now I just need to working on checking them, formatting, finishing the covers and then hit the publish button. I should have that finished sometime next week, the goal is to have everything go up on the 1st. But I also thought about getting the paperback finished, then reviewing it, then publishing it. If I do that then it might be after the 1st. We’ll see how things go. It is good to know though that within the next couple of weeks, “The Nest” will be out there. I enjoyed writing the book and I hope you will enjoy reading it.

We have two dogs and last weekend my daughter rescued a cat from a box beside the store she works at. So we’ve been busy with it, unfortunately Lisa and Haley are both really allergic to it so we’ve been working on finding it a new home. Needless to say this has not been an easy process at all.

Book 8 is coming along nicely. The goal is to finish writing it during Nanowrimo. Then finish 9 (Dec, Jan), 10 (Feb, Mar), 11 (April, May) and 12 (June, July). After that I’m not sure what I will write, I guess I will sit down at the keyboard and just start hitting some keys.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend – I know I will be working!!

Book 6 First Draft Finished :-) Book 3 sent for final edits

I can’t believe it’s the last day of July, it really did go by fast.

Book 3, I still don’t know exactly what I want to call it. I think maybe Saul, because it tells quite a bit of his backstory. It was sent to the editor for the final edits, so it will be published in August, probably the second week of August. I’ll be working on the cover, when I get the book back from edits it takes a couple of days to go through them, read it again and then format it for publishing.

When I get Book 3 published, I’ll be working on combining 1,2, and 3 into an E-book, and I hope to have a paper back finished by Sept. This is important because I also want to give it to someone in September, I think that would be really cool.  In September I also hope to get an audio book finished for books 1,2,3. So some busy times ahead.

Finished book 6 today, I wrote a killer last sentence, but not going to share it, because it will give too much away. I thought about taking the day off tomorrow, then decided against it, so I will be starting book 7 tomorrow. I was going to title Book 7, Water, Wine and A Wake. But the wine got pushed out, maybe I’ll get to it in number 7. The tentative title for Book 7 is Traitor.

Camp Nano went well, I think I had a total of 114,450. I had some good conversations with my cabin mates and met some good friends. I did remember to put my words in the box this time, so hopefully I’ll be able to get whatever cool goodies they are handing out on August 5.

Have a great rest of the week.

Editing- not my favorite part of writing

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Hope your week is going well. Been a busy time around here.

 

Book 1 – has finished the second round of edits. I’m now working on it, getting ready to send it back to the editor for the final round. I’m starting to get a bit excited. I know I had mentioned it may be published in May, don’t think that is going to happen.

 

Book 2 – I finished my first round of edits – now it goes to the editor.

 

Book 4 – almost done. I’m at the climax / ending. It’s according to how much the characters play around at the end. They’ve already side tracked me a couple of times, so maybe done this week or not.  Right now it’s at 83k words. The goal I think is 90k. We’ll see how much I get to close to it or not. The good thing about having that many words is you can always remove stuff you don’t like.

 

Editing –

 

I need to come up with a better process. I’m not sure how I’m going to do it. I realize it’s an important part of getting the work out there but I do wish it could be sped up a bit. The goal of course is to have one of my books coming out every month. If it takes more than a month to edit each one, then it’s not going to happen. I need to streamline some things or something. I need to ponder on it some.

 

I think I have the getting the words down pretty good. Most of the time I can get 3500+ words in a couple of hours, unless I have a whole lot of distractions. Sometimes I’ve been able to do it in an hour and half, sometimes it will take me three hours. I’m also figuring out when my most productive writing time is.

 

Here’s the word counts from last time we talked.

Thursday –

Friday – 3553
Saturday- 3550
Sunday- 3562
Monday- 3601
Tuesday-3544