Working on book four

While taking a break from The Backup Girl I’m working on book four. So far it’s title is called One Good Thing. It’s a dystopian tale about a young woman’s journey to rescue her husband from a slave mining labour camp.

Currently I have about 20,000 words written and instead of chapters I’m having parts. I’ve just edited the first part again, and I’ve got to finish writing/editing the second part and then I’ve got to write-up the rest of it. I think it might end up as long as my first book Feet or Fins.

I think I might be working exclusively on this book after The Backup Girl is finished. But something in me thinks that I’ll probably be working on my fifth book the sci-fi one as well. I had a mini breakthrough on that book in terms of plot and characterisation the other day. It’s slowly getting there 🙂

The Backup Girl nearly finished . . . I think

I’ve just finished another draft (fourth/fifth?). I think it’s finally getting there 🙂 I’m hoping to have it done and published in a few months. At the moment it’s 30,500-ish words long. It has thirty plus chapters and I’m worried that some of them are a bit short, but I’m at the stage where I’m not really adding or subtracting words.

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Book 3 Update

I’ve just completed the first edit of my third book 🙂 So far it’s around 30,000 words and it’s probably going to stay around that as well. I usually don’t add or take much when I edit.

I was able to do the entire thing in about 9/10 hours over the course of a day off from work. I didn’t need to do much as I think the quality of the first draft was pretty good. It was the fact that I had a rough chapter plan in place. It meant I didn’t have to worry so much about forgetting things as it was already written down.