Hi there. I was thinking about my readers. The ones who have been so supportive of The Black Wolf Series and who follow me on all my various social media platforms. The ones who like my Man Crush Monday posts (and who doesn’t like a sexy man to greet them every Monday?) and tweet-chat with me. You know, all of you lovely folks who take the time to read my random thoughts and don’t mind all my blathering.
And I thought: you know what all those lovely friends of mine would probably like?
A Book Three update!
I made a goal to write 50,000 words of my first draft for Book Three in June.
And that’s what I did. 50,125, to be exact. Not only did I hit my goal, but my outlining took far longer than I expected, and I didn’t start writing on Draft One until June 19. Now, let’s consider: I do all my social media prep over the weekends, so I don’t usually get any writing done on Saturdays or Sundays. That means I did 50,000 words in 10 days. I won’t even claim a humble brag. I worked my ass off and I feel like a word-slinging goddess!
Really, though, that’s exactly what it was: word slinging. Most of those words will get a revamp down the road. And, to be fair, I’m extremely lucky to have time on my side right now. I have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to time, and I’m doing my best to take full advantage of that because I know it may not always be the case. That 5K a day pace isn’t something I’d want to keep up for months and months on end, either. Luckily, I don’t have to because once the word slinging is done, the real work begins.
The real work in the case of Book Three will start later this month when I begin my revising process for Draft One.
Did I say later this month? Hell yeah, I did.
My goal for July is to complete Draft One and begin my revisions.
I really do feel like my process is becoming the streamlined beast I’ve been striving to create. Again, this probably won’t always be the case, but I want to do it while I can.
Book Three is slated for publication this fall. I’m doing everything in my power to make that happen and to continue topping myself in terms of product and reader expectations.
I hope, as always, to do you justice. I love working hard for you, my wonderful reader friends.