Our hero cheerily finishes a book – anxieties of the second book – September and new starts – a new work in progress***
So! Yesterday I edited a sentence – not a great sentence of itself, a brisk conveyer of information. Not important like the first sentence or the last. It was the last outstanding sentence to edit of Our Child of Two Worlds. The long awaited sequel to Our Child of the Stars and the conclusion of the duology.
We are now at the proof stage. There’s a lovely jolt coming soon – and I am looking forward to it – because when proofs come it is laid out as a book.
On current plans, publication is six months away. I am proud and excited, and frustrated that it will be some months before you have a change to read it. Of course, I’m a bit nervous too. Any writer is nervous what the readers might think – but those who have read drafts seem suitably bewitched.
I know nothing I could write can interest you as much as a copy of the book to read!
I promised newsletter subscribers
-a free Cory short story which is the wonderful opening of the first draft of Our Child of Two Worlds. It’s perfect but the book now starts in a different place
-a chance to talk about helping/being involved in the launch
-and the opening of the conversation about whether we should write about the pandemic.
Publishing is generally dissuading writers unless they have front line experience. The 1918 flu was as deadly as the war and was largely ignored by literature. For me, I think all human life was there, but its not the idea most obsessing me at present.
*** The work in progress is Victorian and it is affecting me
Do subscribe to my newsletter, ask questions via the contact form, and if you want to help with the launch get in touch.