Book 1 of the trilogy is almost ready to go. I was expecting it to take a little longer to do final revisions on than books 2 and 3 of the trilogy, but it’s still a disconcerting moment when you return to a manuscript and realise there is more that needs to be improved than you were expecting. I’ve been through the 50+ chapters and the novel is nearly there: there are a couple of bits I’d still like to tinker with, but I’ll be releasing a trilogy later this year and I need all three books in a state where I can give the cover artist an accurate idea of page numbers by mid-May. So, it’s time to move on to Book 2. On the one hand I need to work through more chapters each week, but on the other I’m confident that there are fewer changes required.
In addition to that little problem, I also had a bout of illness over several weeks, further hampering an already hectic schedule. I’ll still be able to make changes once the cover artist has worked his magic, but I’ll need to maintain a near-identical page count, further complicating matters. I still believe I can do it, but I need to step things up a gear, and really make some progress because right now it feels like I’m a long way behind.