In other news: I still have to actually chew through the beta reader feedback, because reasons. I’m going to start doing that in the next day or two. Then it’s off to the editor, and the mechanism starts up. What fun!
Got about half of the beta readers back in full and the other half are sending me stuff, so that’s on track. I also have the editor confirmed, and contracted out for the map (I absolutely needed to have a map for this book). The cover’s being worked on already, as you all know. I expect MORGAN BAROD will go to the editor at some time in May. I expect I’m going to try to work on TINSEL RAIN also in May, and until it’s time for me to do edits for MORGAN BAROD. If I have any time left over after that, I’m going to get a jump on the new novel.
Oh, and I’m planning a side project involving “Pickman’s Model.” Keep watching the skies…
Finished a chapter, and am now waiting for the last six to be alpha-read. It has been a somewhat delayed day, today. End of marking period and a bunch of minor issues, all piling up. But we go on, we do.
Chapter 22 to 24, and my wife had so many notes about the geography of Monmouth County, and its roads. I suspect I shall need to commission a map. Actually, I know I will, but I was allowing myself the delusion that I would not.
Chapter 21 and Part 2 are now reviewed. I’m almost caught up with my alpha reader, so I can dial it back a little. Or possibly do five chapters tomorrow and wait for the rest. Either way, the goal is to be ready to get the manuscript ready for beta readers by the end of the week. Huzzah!
Chewed through the Vampire City, fixed it up all nice and proper, and… there are extensive reader notes on Chapter 20 and 21. I seem to recall feeling vaguely eager to speed on through, and get on to the next part. WELP, I’M GONNA PAY THE PRICE FOR THAT NOW!
Seriously, though, this is moving along pretty good. I might have the first write-through squared away by the end of next week. Then it’s beta-reader time!