The end is in sight. The book will be around 50,000 words on completion and I’m confident of finishing by November. Cover concept is defined and an artist will be required. Overall I’m moderately happy with the draft as it stands. I’m not going to rewrite it much except what the editing phase produces – and what my test readers feedback on.
WHEN FLOW JOINS SEAMLESSLY WITH DRAFT
Enjoyable moment whilst writing Worldsayer. Sometimes I get snippets, or flashes, of future moments in the story. In this case Larry Kray was ushered in to use some powered armor to take care of a problem for his boss. The actual draft caught up to that scene and wrote write into it. A great feeling to seamlessly join to something you wrote four weeks ago.
Kray, still wide-eyed, stepped into the powered armor. He had not realized how much he missed the rush of piloting a suit like this.
Big Horace smiled, a wry knowing grin. “I can see you missed having your own suit. Take it to town and sort out the mess. Make sure you kill that Slinger, Drachsam, and bring the boy to me.”
Kray nodded. “It’ll be child’s play in this.”
“I hope so. The last thing you want is to disappoint me again,” Big Horace threatened.
Kray licked his lips and closed the access panel. Inside, instruments and displays lit up – white, red, blue, yellow, gauges, reticles and sensor sweeps – while the life support systems cycled up with a soft whir.
Oh yes, it would be glorious, Kray thought.
Progress: 27,000 words.