Editing and first round of proofreading are complete. The final draft is in my formatter’s inbox. I’ll probably see first drafts from him in about a week, along with the artwork for the back cover and spine.
And here’s something awesome yet terrifying: I wrote the first two paragraphs of book 4.
Progress of THE OAK AND THE MOON
First Draft: Complete (160,627 words)
My revisions: First round complete, final round complete (161,377 words)
Professional editing: Complete
Formatting: Starting very soon
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: 50% complete, remaining half starting soon
Congratulations. I am totally in envy of your work ethic and pace of writing. You are an inspiration to us all. (Typically I’d add something snarky or humorous after gushing so much, but it would only taint the sincere admiration.)
Wow, thanks! And here I am thinking my pace sucks… :)
Compared to my sloth-like, glacial pace. You are a ripping storm of comets streaking through the night’s sky. (I also excel at horrible metaphors and imagery.)