Thursday, January 26, 2012

Update - New Religion entering final proofread

I am definitely on track for a February publication of my next novel New Religion: Rys Rising Book III. The final manuscript is printing as I write this update. I need to take a few days off from looking at the novel. For the last two months I've been reading it frontwards and backwards and editing, editing, editing.

Although I've been cutting words like big companies slash jobs, this manuscript still just weighed in at 196,794 words. I don't know if I should be ashamed or proud. I'm sure I'll get a few thousand more words cut out of it before final publication. This actually isn't the longest novel I've ever written. Judgment Rising: The Rys Chronicles Book III crossed the 200,000 word line. Something about Book Threes must make them grow like melons after a hard rain.

In a few days I will begin the final proofread. Then I'll go into formatting and production to get this novel ready for market. I'll be revealing the cover art here soon. I just got it yesterday. This will be the first place to see it.

Thank you to everyone who has been reading my novels and is awaiting the publication of New Religion.

If you don't know what I'm talking about then you need to start reading the Rys Rising series. Book I is a free download, so get it and read it. You'll need to face conversion soon, so you better know what's going on.