I received my second set of edits on Mik Murdoch: The Power Within a couple days ago and I’ve got to say, I’m both amazed and delighted.
Amazed that there don’t seem to be any major issues with the current revision of the book and delighted that there don’t seem to be any major issues with the current version of the book.
Wait…was I just repeating myself back there?
I suppose I was which should only illustrate just how happy I am. Normally, there are an ever-decreasing number of edits for me. For example, I might need to rewrite three or four sections of the story in the first edit and do another in the second. Not so this time.
Considering the book is scheduled for release August 1st, I suppose that’s a good thing. I’ve got a lot going on right now and adding a substantial rewrite of even a single section of the book would mean no sleep at all over the next month.
Cover work will begin this weekend with a photo shoot of my son (yes, for those of you who have seen the cover of the first book, that is my son on it) and I should be able to have all the edits put to bed by mid next week.
That means final edits, layout, ARC review and then…and then my series will officially have its second title.
That is a HUGE deal for me.
In some ways, it means I’m not a one-trick pony. I’m able to create a compelling character and continue building in that character’s world. I can write multiple stories that grow everything about the character.
In many ways it makes me feel like a real writer. That’s probably just my own ego/lack of ego talking, but it doesn’t make it any less true.
It is also the book I’ve been telling people about for the last two years. It has been grueling at times, painful at others. Yes, it has even been fun once or twice. All of that means I cannot wait to share it with all of you.