*Screams in horror* People are trying to spam my blog comments with links to “Justin Bieber and Selina Gomez naked on the beach” and “See how they made a baby.” Noooooooo!!!!!!
I have been working on my book at breakneck speeds. I can’t type fast enough to get it all out. With character list and historical notes, I am running at 73,000 words, so I’m going to hit my goal of 70,000-75,000 words for the actual story. I only lack writing a couple of chapters and finishing a couple more and I’ll be done. I expect to finish it over this long holiday weekend. Then the next month is going to spent editing, fact-checking, and doing some more research. I will probably order a printed proof, because they’re not expensive and it makes it so much easier for me to give it to my husband and friends to read.
I will probably set January aside for my readers to give me feedback and do some more editing based on their reviews (I want my husband, especially, to fact-check my class structure, weapons and fighting, since that is his medieval specialty), and then look at February as a start for querying publishers. If I’m lucky, I might get a response within a year and I’d be looking at a publishing date of a year after that at the earliest.
As I have said before, it takes longer to get published than it does to write a book.
And for all the Americans out there, at home and abroad, Happy Thanksgiving.