I was going through some of my older posts and found it quite amusing that I thought I would be done by now. This being my first real book, I just had absolutely nothing to go on for that estimate. At least I wasn’t THAT far off.
I finished Chapter 17 on Sunday, and things are wrapping up and falling into place. I expect there will be only two more big chapters, (I’m not counting any epilogue in this, nor do I have one planned at the moment) and then the edits and rewrites will begin. Wee!
Now, I will admit that I have done SOME editing when I’ve run into a brick wall and needed to get my thoughts back together. I will also admit that there are some scenes written already for Book 2 and even Book 3. It’s the rewrites that scare me. I have no idea what to expect as far as how long this will take, or how difficult it will be. I will keep plodding along though, and get one quick edit on the whole thing to catch any outlandishly glaring mistakes, then I’ll update the manuscript on Smashwords. The book will remain a free download until after I get around to finishing my big edit and I’m fully satisfied that I have crossed all my T’s and dotted all my I’s.
I have no idea what I’m going to do after that… Sorry. Whatever I decide, I’ll keep recording my journey here so everyone can keep tabs.