So, this weekend I finished the draft of The Imposters of Aventil. I’ll spend another week and change making polishes to it, and then send it to my editor so she can tear it into tiny pieces and tell me how to make it not suck. That way I can deliver they not-sucking version in August, so it can go on its winding journey into your hands somewhere in 2017.
Also, I got started on the actual text for Lady Henterman’s Wardrobe. It might take me a bit to get back into the groove with the Holver Alley characters, but I’m really looking forward to writing this one. Part of why I came up with this strategy of writing multiple series in the same setting is to minimize burnout. Between Alchemy of Chaos, Import of Intrigue and The Imposters of Aventil, I’ve been writing a lot of Veranix, Satrine and Minox, and all the people in their orbit. Which is great, but I am ready to get back to the Rynax brothers and their crew. It’ll be a nice change of pace.
I’ve also got several things cooking beyond what I’ve officially announced or contracted. I’ve got a draft for the first book in a fourth Maradaine series, and many notes from my beta readers and my editor, so my key secondary project (primary being writing Lady Henterman and editing Imposters) will be whipping that into sellable shape. Plus I have that draft of a space opera novel which calls to me on occasion to finish and inflict upon my beta readers. And a few other things simmering on the backburner.
This has been a longwinded way to say: things are on track. As far as my timetable goes, I’m good. But I’ll need to get on things to keep that pace. So back into the word mines I go.