Hello! I finished up the first draft yesterday of new book, AND THE NIGHT DID CLAIM THEM, it’s clocked in at 27k but will go over the 30k mark with the next few rounds of edits. Why? Well, some sections were written in broader strokes than others so will get filled out when I go back. Plus…the way I write is that I don’t plot at all, so I need to remove repetitive story beats, flesh out characters and make the monster more of a thing.
I’m gonna let it sit for a bit as I’ve got a couple of housekeeping things to do on older projects. First up is chopping up and formatting, CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’VE ACCIDENTALLY SUMMONED A WORLD-ENDING MONSTER, WHAT NOW? It’s a choose your own adventure style book, so want to stylise each section and shuffle it all about, ahead of getting the cover artist onboard. Got someone in mind, just waiting for them to be free.
Then I’m going to go through my editor’s notes on, DON’T SMELL THE FLOWERS! THEY WANT TO STEAL YOUR BONES! With them both moved on, I can get back to the brand new book with a clear head and sort it out.