Just thought I’d give you guys an update on Book #2. I’m about halfway through the manuscript, plugging right along a few pages at a time. There’s a couple of spots I want to go back and completely rewrite now, but I want to get through the basic edits first.
My current goal is to have Book #2 done and sent off by the end of September. Yeah, it’s not my original goal (which was the end of July), but it still gives my editor plenty of time to go through it (the book won’t be released until next December, after all).
I’m still waiting to hear back from said editor on Book #1. I’m starting to get anxious about it all, since the book release is only three months out (!). I’m still not sure what the metrics are for me to consider the release a success; I guess if folks other than my parents read it, I’ll be happy. I want to try to go to some conventions next year to try to sell it, but we’ll have to see if that’s feasible or not.
In other news, I’ve started another short story set in the Hazzard universe, only this one is told from the perspective of his always-capable assistant, Ellen Typewell. I’m pretty excited about it, even if I don’t have the thing fully plotted just yet. I guess we’ll see where it goes.