Work in Progress: Bones of Earth

I still have no idea what week it is for this manuscript. It’s coming along again, a little faster than it had been. I’m still behind, though.

Bones of Earth
Heir to the Firstborn, Book 3

62535 / 95000 (65.83%)

I’m just past a big moment, and things are starting to move again. Now, I might be skirting into some darker places soon. There will be moments that are going to hurt to write. Necessary moments that have been in the plans from the beginning.

There are also a couple of scenes that I’m not sure how they’ll end up — I know what’s going to happen, but there are several options to resolve them, and I’m not sure which one will come out of my fingers when I get to the writing part. We’ll see.

I’m just about two thirds of the way through Bones of Earth, but I still am not entirely sure how long this one will be with regards to wordcount. Which makes it hard to set a release date. Late spring or summer, I think? Maybe? News at eleven.

In other news, the RWA is still a mess, and I’m still part of a small group of chapter leaders that are fighting the uphill battle.  It’s not eating my brain quite as much as it has been, so I will hopefully be able to focus more on the actual writing part of my job!

Edits on Hidden Things are going well — I’m doing a close reading of all four Swords of Charlemagne books to make sure that the first three books agree with the earlier scenes that I wrote in the fourth book (again, never again writing a non-linear timeline. Nopenopenopenope.) Once I’m done with the rereads, I’m actually going to (gasp!) hire an editor to do the same thing — reread and make sure that everything makes sense. Then? We’ll see. If I don’t hear back from either publishers or agents by May or June, I’ll probably self-publish the first book in the fall. One thing I do need to decide is if the titles are going to change — I could stay with the ones I have (Hidden Things; The Lady and the Sword; Ashes and Light; and Table of Stone). Or I could go for something like Swords of Charlemagne: Durendal for book one, and so on. I’m not sure which way I want to go. Maybe I just need to change the title of book one to something other than Hidden Things, because the others do work much better.

And there’s also the Wild West paranormal on the horizon. I’m doing research for that one, and will hopefully be getting to the writing soon. This is the infamous John Zebedee and the Elf-King’s Son. And that’s another title that needs to be changed.

And that’s pretty much it for the news here. Back to writing!

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