writing

Writing WIPs

With the newly revised edition of Dru Faust out int he world, and my current Patreon story finishing this week, you may be wondering what I’m working on now.

One thing that I’ve been working on this year is increasing the lead tiem on my books–that is, the time between when I finish drafting and when that book is released. The purpose of this is multifold:

  1. More time to get the finances necessary for higher-quality books. I’m hoping to change who produces and distributes my hard copies this year or next, and the new company needs more time to produce a finished book than Amazon.
  2. More time to sort out problems before the book goes to press.
  3. In the long run, this also gives me more time to work on drafting.

Right now my fall release is in the final editing stage and is in the hands of the cover artist, a full 8 weeks earlier than usual. You will hear more about that book at the beginning of July.

So what am I working on? Well, at the moment I’m doing the first revision for my fall 2021 release. My spring book is “in the cooler” as I call it; I just finished my most recent revision of that book earlier in the month, and I’m letting it sit before I go back to make any major changes.

While editing is usually more difficult for me than drafting, right now I am in an editing headspace and have been finding drafting harder than usual. I’ve been thinking about two different books I previously started and then had to put on hold for various reasons. I have a full production schedule marked out until 2022, so I’m trying to decide if I should dive into these books, or just make notes and move on. I should have a better idea once I finish my current editing project.

In the meantime, it’s something to daydream about.