The new book is progressing nicely. I have finished two chapters so far and slowly moving onto the third. I’m still questioning my sanity about making this a trilogy though. Maybe I’ll return to the original idea of it being a single large book. Anyway, again this is going to be a free write, with no solid outlines or anything. Don’t tell me about plot points or a climax or whatever. I don’t want to know, or I will never get there.
Book One got its first round of beta reads. Or, should I say, alpha reads. These are different, I shouldn’t have called them betas. But I call every pre-editor reader a beta. My two usual betas were doing fine, suggesting me what could be improved, but the new ones I managed to find sucked mightily. The next time I will try a new beta reader, it’s going to be a paid one (or two), and I’m going to make sure the match will be ideal or near ideal. Thus no one would have to be frustrated and disappointed. And more importantly, no time wasted.
Also, since I’ll be having funds for my projects this year and beyond (I got a new job!), I’ll be looking for cover illustrators. This means my books will be getting some neat covers. I just need to figure out what I want on those covers.
I’m still thinking of whether I should participate in A-Z blogging challenge this year. I haven’t got my theme yet and not that I’m particularly interested in blogging lately. So the fun challenge could easily turn into a bloody challenge to produce any sort of content. I wouldn’t want to inflict that on myself, though I would like to have new blogging friends. I still have no desire to finish my worldbuilding article series, though I’m getting a lot of requests about them. I’d rather pour those words into books.
Still, this is going to be a promising year. 🙂