Last week Wednesday I flew to Texas to deal with some family business. It was a short flight and I was back home by Sunday morning.
However, before taking the flight, I was determined to finish off the first draft of my latest novel. It was a tight thing but I managed to do so, creating a more than adequate first draft before flying off and, on Monday, I printed the whole thing out.
Alas, Monday through Wednesday have been something of a nightmare. I’ve been super busy with other work and the stresses associated with it -and they have been just beautiful, let me tell you- and I haven’t been able to give the new novel as much time as I’d like.
Today, Thursday the 15th of April, I finally had some time to devote to it and I managed to work through a few pages. Not a lot, granted, but I feel like the book’s opening is pretty solid.
I also feel the novel is not unlike Terminus Island, my last novel, in that I feel we’re moving quite well here and I have a book that’s much closer to done than some of my previous ones that required up to 12 or so drafts before I felt they were good enough to be released.
In the case of Terminus Island, I wound up doing some five or so drafts of the book before I felt it was good enough for release.
I’m hoping the same happens this time around. If that’s the case, its not inconceivable that this new novel will become available later this year.
Oh, and in case you were curious: This novel will be an independent story and not part of the Corrosive Knights series.
I may well return to that universe after this novel -I still have story ideas!- but this concept proved too much of a draw to let go!
I’ll tell you more as I go along!