Time for another writing update…
Here are the three projects I’m currently juggling:
1. The City of Pillars of my new sword and sorcery series called The Epic of Andrasta and Rondel– The manuscript currently stands around 89K and is with Leah for the first alpha read (content related). Once she finishes the read, I’ll probably do two more drafts and give it back to her for a line edit. My goal is to get it back to her within about two weeks of getting her comments. I’d love to get this to beta-readers before the end of the year.
2. After the Plague – This is an older short story I wrote well over a year ago. It is much different than anything else I’ve written as it takes place in post-apocalyptic setting. I’ve done some extra polishing on it and will get a bit more feedback on it in the coming weeks. I’m thinking I might want to self-publish it once I feel the text is tight and I can get a cover together.
3. The Epic of Andrasta and Rondel short story – I’m currently working on the first draft of a story that takes place between books one and two of the series. I’m hoping to get this wrapped up by the end of next week (first draft and first two to three edits). I’d like to get this to beta-readers sometime in December.
4. The Tyrus Chronicle short story – This would take place in another series I worked on earlier in the year. I haven’t worked on the novels recently, but I’d like to do a short story before the end of the year. One, because I miss the characters. And two, I think it would give me a nice break from the characters in The Epic of Andrasta and Rondel series before jumping into Book Three.
5. The Tower of Bashan of The Epic of Andrasta and Rondel – At a minimum, I’d like to get this outlined before the end of the year (hopefully started in late December).
Yes, it’s a lot to try and do by the end of the year…and honestly, it might not all get done (especially since the wife and I are juggling a few things on the personal front). However, I like to aim high and push myself because I usually find a way to meet my self-imposed deadlines.