Hello fair readers!
It’s been some time since I graced you with an update, and I know you are all waiting with baited breath to hear how it’s going…
Well. It’s going.
I am currently working on the last PoV doc, and am sitting at 87% of the 5ht draft manuscript done. It’s hard to give an accurate word count because all the chapters have been broken up to make the PoV docs. So, I am cutting where I can, but have added in other places so until I put everything back together and let word do it’s counting magic… i have no real idea. But I am guessing it’s still in the vicinity of 200K (I haven’t cut THAT much).
By and large I have been happy with the edits. Yes, there are days where I wail with despair and want gouge my eyes out. But then there are days where I open a doc and start to edit early work (so work that was done before I grew as a writer [which has been happening very quickly!]) and I am amazed at how easily and clearly I see what I need to ‘tweak’. That is exciting and it helps bury that voice that tells me it’s all crap.
I still have a prologue to re-work and I have plotted some major re-writes in the middle section, but I am hoping that I will have it completed and ready for some final reads in the next 6 weeks.
In some less exciting news it looks like I have to change the series name for my epic.
I have been calling it The Path of Ascension and have found out that Ian Cameron Esslemont, an established author with books published and a contract with Random House, has named his next series Path to Ascendency’.
The Path of Ascension, in my books, relates directly to ancient – and largely lost – teachings of a race called the i’Malisantians that mankind believes will give the follower/practitioner access to enormous ‘magical’ power and immortality (and that is a very basic view of it).
I have another series title in mind that fits the world and has relevant meaning to the story so…