Work in Progress: Ashes and Light, week eight

Ashes and Light
Swords of Charlemagne, Book 3

49718 / 85000 (58.49%)

Work is still humming along nicely on Ashes and Light.  So nicely, in fact, that part of me is wondering if the book is coming together too quickly.  I’m a week and a half ahead of where I expected to be at this point (my projected schedule for the book put me at about sixteen weeks or so for an 85000 word book.)

Am I rushing?

The answer, of course, is that I don’t know. Once all the words are on the pages, then I’ll go over the story again and see if I’m missing anything. I still have to make up my mind on rechaptering. I think I will be making that change, just because of how the story is working.

The way things are running, I’ll clearly have time to do that once I call it a book — I’m not due to deliver this until the end of December.

In other writing news, the first book in Heir to the Firstborn is also coming along very nicely. I’ve settled on titles for the individual books, and mocked up some covers that are really growing on me! Book one is Written in Water, and it’s looking like it will also be done by the end of December. Patreon posts are scheduled out until November at this point, and I’m about to put another chapter in the can sometime this week.

In other other news, my short story The Rape of Persephone comes off of KDP Select this week, and I’m going wide with it. What does that mean? It means that the story will be available for sale at all ebook retailers, not just Amazon. AND, it means that I’ll be putting it out to libraries as well, via Overdrive and Bibliotecha. I push the button to publish wide on Friday.

Instead of an excerpt this week, have some cover art.

That picture on the cover of Written in Water? I took that, at dawn as we were docking at Castaway Cay last year.
Right before I did this:

(That’s the medal for the Castaway Cay 5K.)

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