I believe I have not done an update in a few months on my writing progress, so I will do so now. I have finished a first draft of book 2 of my young adult series: The Ameriad. Now like most first drafts, it is not very good, and I am being charitable, and it needs massive revision, but it is done. As I say to other writers and to my students, get a draft done, otherwise you have nothing to work on. Now I have about 50,000 words for future revisions. I am anticipating both cutting and adding in the next draft.
That means, I will continue on my plan on completing 2 first drafts every year. I now move on to book 2 of The Investigative Paranormal Society. Each book in this series will focus on one of the three older gentlemen who form the nucleus of the group. This one will center on Sam, the retired homicide detective. So, to work with this! I hope to have the draft done by the end of the year.
And I am moving along with the manuscript of my horror novel, Maledicus: Investigative Paranormal Society Book I. I will shortly send it out to be formatted, both for ebook and printing, and I am aiming at a release in late September. I will keep you informed as I move forward with promotion on it.
In addition to drafting, I am always revising also. So I try to find separate times to do both most days. I am now beginning a major revision of book one of my young adult series. I will speak more of this in future posts.
Remember folks, keep writing and revising!