Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Writerly Update: The Home Stretch

It's been a while since I've managed to blog daily over here, but I'm going to try to get back to it. Not this week, but soon. Void City - Book 4 (the working title is HUNTED) is nearing completion. Using old school publishing calculations, I'm at about 90,000 words with about 10,000 more words to go... So I should be done with the initial draft this weekend and then use the next few weeks to let my beta readers give me feedback, with some time left over to do a revision pass before I submit the manuscript to my editor.

No release date yet, but I got my copy of the signed contract this week, so it's coming.

In other news, Project 'Mancer is being looked at by an editor now. Of course, I'm hideous when it comes to doing a good synopsis, so we may experience a Synopocalypse and crash and burn, but i do know that she enjoyed the sample chapters i sent. This project has been reworked in a major way and is now aimed at a younger audience (though I still think my Void City readers will dig it). I'm really hoping it goes over, because this one can actually be read to my kids. :)

My Epic Sword and Sorcery novel is back on the burner. I love it, but I think it needs to be refocused a little before it gets fired off in to the wild world of submissions. I'll start working on that on and off with completing the initial draft of Project 'Mancer in Late May/Early June.

I might even find some time to finally beat Patapon on the PSP. There are only like... two sequels to it now. Heh, I guess sometimes it's like I'm playing video games in slow motion from a percentage completed standpoint.

As always, you can find me over on my Facebook fan page and I'm @JF_Lewis on Twitter if seeing me babble about nonsense and post random lines of dialogue from my current WIP is your kind of thing.

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