THE OAK AND THE MOON is a hefty book. There’s a lot of story to tell, and a lot of ground to cover. I started the first draft years ago, plowed right into it after finishing the first draft of THE TWO. After over 100,000 words, I put it on pause–right in the middle of a poignant scene–to revise and publish THE ALIGNMENT, followed by THE TWO. I haven’t touched it since. I’m thrilled to return to book 3. It’s my favorite so far. It’s become something I never expected. This book is the third in the series but it’s…different. In a good way.
Book three is about 75% complete, but there’s quite a bit of work to do on that current 75%. I started (restarted) on it yesterday, at page one, reading and revising as I go. When I reach the end of what’s already written, I start writing new stuff. There will be no breaks until it’s done. Then I do a full revision. Then it goes to my editor. When, you say? I hope to give it to my editor in early 2015. Februaryish. Yes, I might be slow. But this book will be worth it. :)
Progress of THE OAK AND THE MOON
First Draft: In progress, about 75% complete
My revisions: Not started
Professional editing: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Cover art: Not started
This is impressive stuff! I am already looking forward to it. I planned to start The Two tonight when the smallest is in bed. But I may re- read The Alignment first as it’s been a while. I don’t want to miss anything going forward.
That’s so awesome!! I can’t wait until I have all 5 published so people can read them one after the other.
Have mercy. I have already lost several nights’ sleep to your books.
Five? I thought it was three! You sure do live each of your lives to the fullest!
Yep, it’s a pentalogy! You need to use your powers to get that word in the dictionary so I can start using it properly.