Work in Progress Status Update

It ought to be clear by this point that I will not have a book out in January. We can all agree on that, right? So, how do matters stand on the writing front? Let me tell you.

At the pace I’m writing, the first draft of Warlord should be complete by the end of February. The editor has assured me that he will have finished reading Boss and provide me comments by March. That should allow me to complete the final polish on Boss, then move directly on to the second draft of both Captain and Warlord, back to back.

I don’t know what the current publishing plan is, but if I am able to proceed as described in the paragraph above multiple drafts and a polish should be finished by about May. That means a summer publication date is feasible, though if I were a betting man my money would be on the fall, to allow time for cover art, blurbs, marketing, etc.

And that’s okay. I’d really hoped to have Boss out by now, but I’m not the sort of person who remains disappointed for long. So, if any of you reading this are looking forward to this series, hang in there a little bit longer. I’m working on it. Six days a week I’m working on it, and the end is in sight.