The red pens have been busy again this last month. Except for my weekend away in Milton Keynes at the UK GLBT M/M F/F fiction writers meet. See last week’s post for some thoughts from the meet. It was both fun and informative and I’m looking forward to next year’s already.
So what’s going on with the works in progress?
All the edits for Stowaway are now complete. The next time I see the text it will be in an ebook! The release date is 23rd of August, so watch out for posts over the next few weeks about cover art and blurb and so on. The book page on Loose Id is there, though at the time of writing doesn’t have much on it yet. Watch this space.
I’ve been working on Higher Ground all month, editing chapter by chapter. This weekend I’m working on the final chapter. Once that’s done it’s time to go through the whole thing once more for final polishing. After that, it’s time to start putting the query together for submission. I think I will definitely have it ready for submission by the end of August.
Next draft and after that.
The next draft is still nameless – frustratingly – even though I’ve done a fair bit of planning on it already. I’ll be putting the outline together in August and intend to start drafting it around the start of September. Beyond that, assuming I manage to get the Nameless draft finished by then, I have a cunning plan for what I will write in November for NaNoWriMo, which should be the first story in a series. I’ve had a lot of ideas for this the last few weeks. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. And if you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, don’t worry, I’ll definitely be doing a post about that! I love NaNoWriMo.
I hope by next month nameless story will have a name!