Patting myself on the back

Well, I made a promise to myself and I made it a public promise here on this blog too. I said I wanted to have a finished first draft of the sequel novel to RealmShift by the end of June. Just call me Mr Deadline. I wrapped up the first draft today, two days early. There are few feelings to compare with completing a novel, knowing that the story you wanted to tell is done.

Obviously there’s still a lot of work to do. I need to re-draft and edit almost right away. There are things that need tidying up, new scenes to add in, other scenes to rewrite or revamp to fit into the whole thing more comfortably. Then it needs to go out to proof-readers and editors. The first draft is really only the beginning, but it’s also the biggest hurdle to jump.

So I’m on track and hopefully the book will be out by the end of the year.

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