Saturday, July 27, 2013

Writing is an Ongoing Process...

Writing the sequel to Zombified, Book One: Hudson Place is still a work in progress. I have to admit that it is taking a lot longer than I anticipated, but I do have other things that take precedence, like watching my grandson while his parents work. However, I am getting there, currently working on Chapter 24 with over 52k words. My goal is to have around 30 chapters with over 70k words.

Once I finish, it will go through one edit and then off to my beta readers. From there, I will do another edit (yes, I edit my own material, took editing in college). After a final read-through, the formatting fun begins for the various sites like Amazon and Smashwords.  I already have the front cover done, but I do need to set up another photo shoot for the back. I want both books to have the same kind of look and be the same size, so I do plan to reformat the first book.

When I have both books in hand, I plan to do a few book signings, which will be a first. Since the local library bought my first book, I want to give them new copies of both books.

I do have another book of short stories planned, but that is something I will write more about at a later date. 

So that's it for now, you have an update on what I'm doing. I really want to have this book available in October or at the very latest, around Christmas. I will try to post updates more often, so check back soon!