So last week I reported that I had seen the rough draft of my cover. It looks great, but it still needed revisions. Obviously, those aren't done yet, and I still haven't seen the rough draft for the interior of Book 2 either.
Everything takes time.
Therefore, while I wait for the cover to get done for Book 2 and the gumption to finish recording the audio book for it, it's on to Book 3! No, it is not too early to work on that.
There are several steps I need to work on in order to set a good foundation for writing the third book of my quintet (a five book series).
- Assemble all notes I've been accumulating for the last four years
- Write a 7-pt outline for the book
- Create a 15-pt beat sheet
- Do a chapter-by-chapter outline
- Devise the hook
It's a lot of prep work in order to begin writing a new story, and it doesn't get easier with experience. The first step is always the hardest in any project, and when doing a series, there are a lot of first steps.
Anyway, my imagination won't wait for Book 2 to get published. I feel the need to work on something with my hands, so here we go. I'll keep you updated on the progress.