Sunday, July 29, 2012
I'm feeling very tired, but also rather triumphant. I've just finished a 135,000-word military sci-fi manuscript, of which about half is new work and the other half revised older work. It's taken me five weeks of flat-out hard work, but it's been worth it. I think the elements that have been incorporated into this MS will lead directly into the next three books in the series.
Now comes the fun part of sharing the MS with alpha and beta readers, correcting errors, polishing language, fine-tuning characterizations, and getting it ready to go. In the meantime, I've already begun work on revising the second book in the series. I wrote it some time ago, but it'll change radically with the new elements I've brought into play, so it'll take another couple of months to get into shape. Hard work, but I'm enjoying the renewed creativity after a long dry spell.
I'll put up more blog posts early tomorrow morning. In the meantime, please amuse yourselves in the archives, or at some of the other blogs linked in the sidebar.
Sleep well, y'all.