A float in a sea of fantasy

Author’s Log 1009.21

I have been very negligent in writing these posts over the last few months. I could use the excuse head down arse up but that’s an excuse. I’ve not put it in my calendar and a busy year has meant I’ve simply forgotten.

So I make amends with this update.

The first draft is well and truly finished, the first edit has been completed, and I am over half way through the second edit.

The additional size in this manuscript has really caught me out timewise. E.g. there’s an additional 70 or so chapters. If it takes 30 mins per chapter to work on it (just an example) that’s 35 hours. I get around 7-10 hours per week to work on my wriring so just these additional chapters is another 3-4 weeks work for each stage.

I have a deadline with my editor for the end of this month (September) and based on his timeline, the work I’ll do after that, my proof reader’s timeline and then final pre-publication work it’s going to be 2022 when we publish Fool Me Twice. I’ll be announcing the date shortly.

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Key Work of Late:

  • Finished the first draft of Fool Me Twice
  • Onto 2nd edit of the manuscript.
  • Put the podcast on hold – I simply don’t have capacity for it based on some other projects in my business life
  • Planning the word guide for the books.

Author’s Log 0503.21

I am very close to completing the first draft of Fool Me Twice, Book 2 in the In All Jest series. Currently I have done 94% of it, with plenty of ups and downs trying to get to the finish line.

I didn’t make it in time for my idealy deadline of Feb 28, but it is almost there and I’ll just keep plugging along.

The new map is comign along nicely for book 2, which will have more detail on it for Dharatan as well as showing all of Enderk. We also have an exciting new map development underway which I will share in my newsletter first.

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Key Work of Late:

  • Working on the first draft of Fool Me Twice
  • Narrating more chapters from A Fool’s Errand in the podcast
  • Completing the expanded map for Fool Me Twice
  • Planning the word guide for the books.

Author’s Log 0502.21

I’ve had a busy month working on the manuscript for Fool Me Twice.

I have completed 72% of it so far and averaging around 3,000 words a day. The goal is to complete it by the end of this month, February. It will take a significant effort to get there, but I am still hopeful. 

It has certainly developed in ways I wasn’t anticipating when I started, and I enjoy this stage of the writing process where completely new ideas spring to life. 

Even having an outline (of sorts) there is still so much that appears on the page as you write the scenes, it still amazes me to see it happen.

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Key Work of Late:

  • Working on the first draft of Fool Me Twice
  • Narrating more chapters from A Fool’s Errand in the podcast
  • Working on the expanded map for Fool Me Twice
  • Planning the word guide for the books.