Book two first draft – complete!

So excited I’m bouncing around the room right now. I’ve finally reached the last word of the full draft of book two. My super awesome beta readers are going through it now with a fine toothed comb. May still be a couple of months before the book is released (depending on the scale of the rewrites required), but it’s significantly closer than it was yesterday.

So happy!

Happy.

=D

– B

14 thoughts on “Book two first draft – complete!

    • Highly variable currently as it’s undergoing fairly major edits – to the tune of whole scenes being added (or removed). At the completion of the first draft I was on 70,000 ish but that’s definitely going to go up as the last few chapters were a bit sketchy =P

      • Nanowrimo must have helped with a good chunk of that, have you decided if it’s going to be just two books, a trilogy or a longer saga?

      • Nah, didn’t do much in Nano for this book… just consistent time spent after work and in the weekend. I wrote a huge chunk by hand when I got writers block because I seem to be more creative away from the screen.
        It’s definitely more than two books. I’m thinking four at the moment, but we’ll see how many are needed to satisfy all the threads I’ve opened up.
        Still lots of work before this book is ready to publish though. I’ve been really privileged to have some awesome readers going through my first draft to help identify areas that need strengthening and issues that haven’t been resolved satisfactorily.
        I guess that’s something I love about being self published – I’m allowed to share my work and have feedback from the people who care about my characters most 🙂

      • Not much different from being published in that case… You might like this book; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hundred_Thousand_Kingdoms
        It reminded me a lot of yours in some respects, say if it was in first person or had a longer and more detailed narrative, but the setting is similar. Though you probably have a reading list a mile long like most writers if you read the wiki page it might convince you to pump it up a pair.

      • Never mind – Just saying that reading the Wikipedia page might compel you to make it a priority on your ‘to-read’ list as it’s plot with gods, cities set in massive trees and the main character’s role is similar to your own ideas, as well as considering how many awards, nominations and recommendations from famous authors it has been given. It was just a suggestion that, considering this, you might want to bump* it up a pair of books on your ‘to-read’ list.
        Also, because of its similarities, you might like to try querying the author’s agent. She might be interested in representing Silverhawk if that’s the kind of thing is what she’s interested in working with.

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