I just submitted the second draft of the first book in the Seer series tentatively titled “The Mark of the Seer” (let me know what you think of that in the comments below) to my agent. I don’t expect any news about it for a while though because she’s going to be reviewing my Sword and Shield manuscript to see how we can make improvements and that is priority.
Right now Seer 1 stands as of now at 66k words. Which sounds like a lot. But it isn’t. The gold standard for Fantasy books is 80k-110k. So I need to wave a wand and make 14,000 words appear. No problem…
I have a coworker reading it right now and she has already expressed her desire to see me expand on certain aspects of the backstory, characters and lore. I’m hoping I can take those suggestions and use it to beef up my word count and polish my story further. In the meantime I have book two, tentatively named “The Mark of the Savior” which has 33,912 words. That’s right. I have to pull 50k words outta my butt. Hopefully they don’t stink.
Seriously though, I have a lot of material to expand on. I’m just not looking forward to the process. And yet I am. Because being a writer is a bit like that time Ron read Harry’s tea leaves. I’m going to suffer, but I’m going to be happy about it.
See above for the image I took 45 minutes making rather than focusing on my writing. The procrastination is strong with this one.
Bye for now!