Hi, everybody! So sorry I’ve been so awful about updating over here lately, but considering I’ve been doing nothing but working on the trilogy, you can hardly blame me, right? 😛
So I figured I’d post a quick update on the statuses of the three books in this particular zombie trilogy.
The first book is officially in the hands of the publisher. As of May 8th, editing is officially 100% done and the book is turned over to the publisher for whatever the next step happens to be. Needless to say, I’m excited. I also have confirmation from the publisher that the first book will definitely be out by the end of the year, barring some unavoidable circumstance causing a delay (which is unlikely, but let’s prepare for the possibility anyway, yes?).
I’m currently a good deal of the way through with this book. If you’ll take a look to the left side of your screen, you can see a word count meter that gives you an idea of my progress in the book. The book itself needed some expanding, by about 20,000 words because it was running short of the approximate length requirements for Permuted. Which is fine, because I had a good deal of stuff to add anyway (speaking of, BETA READERS! I need you guys to get in touch with me!). My goal is roughly 95,000, which will put it not far off the length of the first book. As you can see, I’m not that much further away from it! 😀
This one is in the planning stages, essentially. At the moment, it’s nothing but a glorified outline and a handful of loosely connected scenes. As soon as I’m done with book two (which I predict will be by the end of the week), I’m immediately diving into book three for about two weeks before I go back and begin edits and adjustments to book two. (Does that make any sense? No idea if it actually does or not lol.)
Most of my updates on the status of the book are being posted mostly on Twitter. I’ll try to remember to summarize the news on here about once a week, and I PROMISE this whole month-long non-update thing won’t happen again!