I’ve set mid-November as the date to wrap Fhrey…and hence the entire First Empire series. Fall is always my most productive writing time and now that I’m past the start of the book (I’m about 12,000 words in) things are going more smoothly and humming right along. I’m pretty confident I can hit that date.
Robin, on the other hand, is a bit behind on her edits for Rhune. She hoped to be in a position to have the book in beta readers hands today, but she still has another 25% to go. So a few more days on that. The good news is her edits continue to be minor and the book is holding together nicely. It will be interesting to see what the beta readers say.
One other thing…my birthday is approaching. I’ll be turning 53 in nine days and I want to do a bit of celebrating. As such I’m going to make some VERY limited edition advanced reading copies of Rhune. These are going to be essentially at the state of the beta read and there will probably only be 10 of them in the world. I thought I would give them away and I think people will get a kick out of seeing what the book started out like and what it became. I’ll be making an official post about the giveaways soon but for those that want to get in early…simply sign up for Rhune notifications at this link. If you’ve already done so..well you are entered so nothing more for you to do.