Well, hello there! Long time, no see. It’s been five months since the last update to Copious Notes and yes, I know, I’ve been very quiet. While that may be boring to you guys, know that when a writer is quiet on the Internet, it’s good news in the long run. Why? Because I’ve been getting work done.
Since my last post in April I’ve been 100% focused on the edits Spirit Hackers. The book is nearly complete. I’ve edited 35 of 39 chapters, completing that 35th chapter just a few days ago. I’m so very close to this third and final round, which gets me quite excited because that means the next step is querying. That’ll be a new and uncharted experience for me and I’m sure I’ll be blogging a lot more with the trials and tribulations I am sure to come across (and of course the pile of rejections).
Spirit Hackers is now over 83,000 words long, which is a drastic improvement to the word count of 72,000 I had after the previous revision. Adding 11,000 more words has filled out the story and I find that my experience with writing the As Darkness Ends books have helped me make the book even better. By the way, that 35th chapter was the first of two for the climax and man, does my protagonist kick butt! I’m jazzed just thinking about it!
At this point I’m pretty much on track to have the edits completed by the end of September, far ahead of my goal to query it by the end of this year. There’s much more to come and I’m really excited to share the tons of writing-related topics floating in my mind, so stay tuned because I’ll have some more posts coming this week and also next week.