I’m done with the third draft of the latest Corrosive Knights novel (I’m going to keep the actual title secret a little while longer). The book, as it stands now, runs a little under 104,000 words, making it one of my longer novels.
It also features what I believe is my most complex plot, if only in terms of settings and characters. There are a lot of characters running around this book and we bounce around many different (and hopefully very intriguing) settings. The book features a “wrap up” of the first major Corrosive Knights story line which began in Mechanic and continued through The Last Flight of the Argus, Chameleon, and Nox.
The draft I just finished ironed out many of the novel’s plot “kinks”, story threads that weren’t fully developed or were too clunky or just plain didn’t work as originally written. There is at least one section of the book that still needs a little work in that respect, but otherwise I should be transitioning from fixing the novel’s story -usually a very thought and time intensive exercise- to focusing more exclusively on grammatical issues, which is more often than not a far easier thing to do and one which takes far less time to revise.
I estimate it will take at least two if not three more drafts before I begin to feel comfortable enough with the idea of releasing it, which means at least two if not three more months before everything’s ready.
As it is, I’m very excited with the work. For those who wondered how exactly the first three novels in this series form a larger whole, you’ll get your answers with this novel.
I can’t wait to get ‘er done.