Monday, October 7, 2019

A lot of Irons in the Fire

Welcome everyone!

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.

And money.

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.



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