Writing Update, August 2018

How is the writing coming along? Well, notional interlocutor, I’ll tell you.

I’m about two-thirds of the way through Captain. At the pace I’m going I should have the first draft complete by mid-October. Captain is the sequel to Boss. The current concept from the publisher is a January release of Boss, a March release of Captain, and a July release of the final volume, Warlord. This is, I think, an optimistic schedule, but I’m doing my best to meet the deadlines.

Once I finish the first draft of Captain, I will write the outline of Warlord. That should require about two or three weeks. Then I’ll return to Captain for the second draft. That shouldn’t take more than a couple of weeks. I hope to get to a final polish/error-checking pass on Boss, before tucking into the third draft of Captain. Finishing that ought to bring me to January, when I will begin the first draft of Warlord. I’ll have to break that off after a month or so to handle the Captain edits, before knuckling down to a tight completion deadline. I’m hoping next year’s March vacation will provide me some bonus writing hours.

How’s everything going with you?