Currently EditingÆtherShadow and have reached chapter nine. This is only the first editing pass, but at least it feels like I am nearly finished with Book #1.0 Æthershadow.
First alpha reader of Dragon World:Exiles enjoyed it so that a good start and the editor has Book #2.0 Kitsune. The next twelve months are going to be busy for me and I really need to knuckle down and put more effort into my writing.
While trying to rewrite a manuscript that has missed its deadline I have come across a section that is missing a scene. This scene could be used as a chance to take a break before jumping into the action, but I am struggling. I could just drop the scene but the section that follows feels funny without it.
The original draft of Book 1 Æther Shadow weighed in at only 40K words. Today I reached the 17K mark of which only 4K is edited from the old version. The new version has a deeper story and now includes the protagonist side of the story that was absent from the first version. The self imposed deadline is getting worryingly close and I still have a long way to go, but this is a good start.
There is just something about reading in book format that makes it easer to edit however all I had was an Android tablet and Kindle K3 keyboard that are unable to edit pages files (or scrivner!) so this weekend I picked up a cheap iPad Mini to use as a reader/editor. This makes it so much easer to read and edit my book in a more natural ebook format style.
Being able to edit on both OSX and IOS (via the iCloud) should make things so much easer.