Book 7 of Legends of Windemere has been edited and headway is being made on Book 6: Curse of the Dark Wind. I’ve come to realize that being a few books ahead in writing/editing can cause confusion. I understand, but I inevitably get a question about when the books that sit between published and edited came out.
The next big project is editing Book 8, which is going to start over the weekend or next week. I didn’t realize my son has off next Wednesday and there’s Parent/Teacher meetings that day. The thing is that this book is short. I thought Curse of the Dark Wind was short at 282 since the others were at least in the 300 page range. Well, Book 8 clocks in at 255. This might rise a bit as I add some description and flesh a few things, but it has me wondering what happened. It doesn’t help that this is the book that lost its last 3 chapters to the hard drive crash. I might have rushed those rewrites or even been more focused. I do know it came in a few pages shorter after that, but I won’t know until I get that far. Still, it’s a little disconcerting to be working with 300-4oo page books and then it suddenly drops to 255.
Anyway, I have a day or two of no projects. Tomorrow will be resting and maybe I’ll tool around with a randomly picked idea while watching TV. Thursday is Thanksgiving and I’m cooking the meal. Friday is up in the air. Might be exhausted, stuffed, and meeting with friends. Avoiding stores is definitely the rule for the weekend. There’s always reading too.