Actually this is the first time I've come to my blog page with several topics I want to write about. It's a tough choice, but I think what we're doing and where we are with writing the books will be the topic this time. Next one, either excited about fall, or what's new in the writing class I'm teaching. I can't decide.
It does feel good to have more than one choice for once!
Well, we are moving along with Fated, the novella turned novel, that we are almost finished with. As I said in the last post, we are struggling with the choreography of the ending. I really want to get it right and also make you, the reader, want to read the next book, Lore.
We are on either the last chapter, or we will add a little more and have one more short chapter, we will see how it goes. Then we still have the epilogue which is a short one, too. I am hoping to be through this in the next two weeks so that we can make one more run through and fix or add what we need to.
We have a white board with a list of 28 fixes that we will revisit and correct, then off to the beta readers. Hopefully by the middle of October. After that, it goes to Susan for the final edit. I just want to have it published on Amazon before Xmas. Keep your fingers crossed for us!
Then there's Lore! The second novel in the series. I did some work on it and added several scenes and wrote most of one. I am fixing and, or, adding to the rough draft to get it ready for when Toni and I start on it. I bypassed one chapter and am now working on chapter 9. The previous one will get worked on next. I just happen to have the muse for the one I'm working on now.
See, the book goes back and forth between this world and Djenrye. I am trying to keep it around the same timelines in both worlds and so you know what's happening in each one. Chapter 8 is here on this side, and 9 on the other. So now you know why I jumped a chapter.
The story is coming along nicely, I think anyway. I plan to be through chapter 12-15 before we start on it. I want to be ahead so I know how the story will go. I will do some more work on it this week and at least finish that scene I was working on.
Next, and on the side, I am working on the outline for Fable still. We need all the information to stay on track with Lore. After that, I will start on the outline for Fated.
As you can see, there's plenty for me to do. When writing a series, the work never ends! I just hope that all of you like the books and look forward to the next ones!
Is there anyone of my followers that are writing series? If so, what is your process for writing your novels and keeping track of it all?
Until Friday, I hope all of you have a great week and enjoy this nice cool Fall weather!
See ya later, Lisa