So I don't know if you noticed my last entry, but THE FIRST DRAFT OF AERIS IS OFFICIALLY FINISHED!!!
Oh Bliss, oh happiness, oh, 151,000 words of YA Fantasy... you warm my heart. :) My book is off with the favored few who I let pre-read it. Then, after some distance and soul searching, I will begin my first of many rounds of edits. At this point... I'm hoping to be done Mid May, which is pretty miraculous considering where the book was 6 mths ago.
So, what am I doing right now? I'm readjusting my vision for the rest of the series (making sure I'm still on track for the ending I originally imagined). I'm planning out the next book. I'm working on a super secret writing project that I may or may not announce. It's still in the planning phase. I'm re-reading Compis to get a sense of where my series started and where it will continue. Annnnnndddd... I'm working with an artist, okay, a couple of artists on some concept art for the series.
I had an inspiration pinterest a while back, but then pinterest's dinosaur copyright protection stuff got me all paranoid and I deleted it. So instead, I'm going to post a pinterest with some sketches (nothing too fancy) that show how I picture some of the creatures and characters in the world of the Five Tribes. I've had a lot of fun working on it with my artist friend and can't wait for you all to see it. I'll let you know when it's up.
I think that's about all for me right now. In summary, my goals for this round:
- Finish Aeris and Publish
- Finish Super secret writing project
- Revise and Plan the rest of the series using Scrivener
- Post illustrations on Pinterest.
Happy Reading, all!