On Wednesday I finished my hard-copy edits! Yay!
Unfortunately, I fell behind on typing those edits, and so I still have six chapters to go. Six chapters isn’t much though. I typed up two chapters yesterday. Hopefully by the end of the weekend I will be DONE with this round of editing and can let the manuscript rest for a little while!
In the meantime, I will be working on the sequel (yes, I know, everyone does sequels and trilogies and series and no one ever just does a stand-alone book anymore – but I’ve got those in the works!). I haven’t mentioned the sequel until now because the first novel could be considered a stand-alone book. Beyond that, why start talking about a sequel when I’m not ready to publish the first one yet? But as writers, most of us know that even when we’re editing, we’ve got thoughts brewing for other stories. And it shouldn’t be otherwise, I think. Even if we put all of our focus on the project we’re working on right now, we should have a little shelf in our head for the next thing. So yes, I have two more stories planned that follow my protagonist from my current manuscript.
I hope any goals that you all might have had for the month, week, day or even hour are going as well as mine has!
Take care, fellow travelers.