Well, I think I’ve done about as much as I can with THE IGNORED PROPHECY until I get some reactions from beta readers. It’s down to 108,500 words, which isn’t bad. There may be a bit more I can cut, but not much.
So, it’s time to start turning my attention to a couple of other things:
- Cover art. Naturally, I’m going to want this to have some similarity to the cover of THE SHAMAN’S CURSE.I can find similar backgrounds with out much trouble. The trick is going to be coming up with a good central image.
- The map. If I’m going to include a map in THE IGNORED PROPHECY (and maybe go back and add it to THE SHAMAN’S CURSE, I probably should get that ready pretty soon.
- Book 3. Poor Book 3 doesn’t have a title yet. This is the book where everything falls apart. I need to settle the main outline of the plot. I’m a modified discovery writer. I don’t do a detailed outline, but I do find that having at least the main turning points as guide posts is helpful. Also, without having a good idea of the plot makes it hard to know where the story starts, and I really want to include an excerpt in THE IGNORED PROPHECY when I publish that in December.
Meanwhile, of course, still working on my new writing space. I got the ceiling painted yesterday. Progress!