This will be another quick post… short and sweet. And I’m going to concentrate only on the writing this time.
First of all, yes, the writing is going well. In fact, it’s going better than it has in quite a while. Maybe it’s because I’m enjoying the latest project so much, or maybe it’s simply that I’m finally finding my rhythm. Whatever the reason though, I’ll take it.
Book 1 of the End Point Pangaea series is currently sitting at a bit over 20k words, and still flowing well. Much of the research has been done, and as you can see here, I’ve even begun creating a map of sorts, as a reference while I write. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still going to be a LOT of research, to be sure, but I think the majority of it is done (knock on wood). I know the critters in the time period, the area of Pangaea where the story takes place, and the main characters have grown to be more real to me. What more could a writer ask for?
Now, I just need to organize the info, print it out, and put it all together in a binder so I can keep a steady reference. There’s simply too much for me to keep it all straight in my head. As I’ve said repeatedly, this project has been VERY research intensive. And since it’s the first book in a planned series, I have to make sure I can maintain continuity across each story.
And there’s more on the good news front… Severed Press tells me they hope to get the next round of edits and new cover art for book 1 of the Chucklers series to me shortly. That means that it will hopefully be available pretty soon.
But for now, I need to get back to work. Like I said at the beginning, this one is short and sweet this week so I can concentrate on the book. So stay safe, everyone! I’ll talk to you again next week.