by Wes Penre, January 22, 2021
It’s time to give you an update on how my progress. I really enjoy writing this book, and it’s going very well. As of this morning, I have written 290 pages or 83,000+ words of the first volume. I am soon done with the main plot, but I am also inserting a few chapters of subplots that will be significant in volume 2.
After that, the first draft is finished. Then it’s time to edit, make changes, and rewrite. That’s the tedious part. First draft means that the author is just writing the storyline down as it comes out, unedited. It doesn’t matter whether there’s inconsistencies, spelling errors, or grammar errors, etc. It’s just a matter of getting the story down on “paper.” When that’s completed, the real work starts. When I have edited the book myself, I need beta readers and a professional editor go through it, as well.
So, it’s difficult to say when the book will be ready to publish. Because this is my first paperback publication, I’m learning as I go along, but I will keep you updated.
Thanks for your interest!