The march toward publication continues on. I'm about 20% of the way through making my edits for Book 03. These are the edits I received from my professional editor. As I go through them, I realize just how amazing she is at cutting to the very heart of the problems. I'm more excited about my book than ever.
Part of the process of finishing the book is to finish getting all the art. I'm mostly there already. 5 pieces have been completed which leaves only 2 left to go.
Book 03 will have fewer illustrations than The Huntsman and the Vampire because it is a MUCH longer book. The first two books in the series are around 50,000 words. Book 03 will come in around 65,000! Perhaps, it is somewhat fitting that the middle of the series be the biggest, but the honest truth is, that's just how long the story had to be to get everything in I wanted.
So anyway, the 6th piece of art was commissioned today. I'm working with a great artist, and I'll have more to say about that in the future. I can't wait to share the good news with you!