I am so overdue for a update it is shameful. *hides head*
So, what have I been doing?
Duty has jumped to 40,893 words, which is over two thirds of the way to my 60,000 word goal. The final number is negotiable depending on how the story goes between now and the last lines, but I am still thinking 60,000 words is a reasonable expectation for this one.
Wren Romany or Wren: a Romany Epistle is edited! My final editor is going to start looking over it this week. I have talked to the publisher and we are planning a 2013 release, details to come.
I am working on my skills by producing some pre-made covers to sell later. So, far I have one winner and a handful of potential ideas. Still it is something to do when I am not inclined to write, but it is still writing related.
Wren and Duty wait in brainstorming mode at the moment. Wren's, or rather The Romany Epistles', trailer has gotten farther toward completion. I am tweaking wording at the moment.
I completed another trailer for Joyce DiPastena. Her most recent novel Dangerous Favor was a delight to read and make into a trailer. I can't wait to read her next novel.
So, as you can see, I have been busy. :)
I am planning on tackling editing Book Two of The Theodoric Saga in earnest. The King of Anavrea has been waiting patiently.
Also, Living Sacrifice (Zezilia and Hadrian's story) has also been weighing heavily on my mind. Written the same time as Wren, it seems only right that I finish it. At this stage, I am considered dividing my original manuscript (140,901 words) into two novels or novellas considering it is a speculative fiction work. If I do that, I will only have a 70,000 word or so novel to write to close the trilogy. That feels less overwhelming than a second 140,000 word masterpiece. I don't think I will be able to draw the overarching plots out that far without losing some of the magic. Plot twists for 70,000 words is definitely doable. :)
Diaspora still awaits plotting and researching. Oh, too many good ideas and not enough time. :)
~ Rachel Rossano