It feels like it took me forever to get to this point, but at last, I am poised to start cranking away at the climax of Action Figures – Issue Three: Pasts Imperfect!
I started draft one on March 10, so I’ve been plugging away at book three for four and a half months, give or take, and I’m creeping up on 72,000 words (Action Figures – Issue Two: Black Magic Women was comparable in length when it was finished). Obviously, I’ll add a lot of words to that count before I’m done, but I expect draft two will see some heavy editing to clean up some subplots that didn’t develop as I’d hoped and to pick up the pace in spots.
I’m still aiming for a September release, but that will ultimately depend on how quickly I get through my second draft, and how quickly my army of crack beta testers get through it but, as you may know (or can see at right), I’ve already gotten a jump on the cover art!
In other news, I have my first book signing coming up next week! I’ll let you all know how that goes…or, you can take a day trip to the Cape and see for yourself. Y’know, if you like such things as yummy food at a scenic seaside locale.