Book Two Complete
Fun fact: I have been writing my second novel for about two and a half years.
On July 16th, one week ago, I finished the rough draft.
At 326 pages, 81,628 words, and hours upon hours spent procrastinating schoolwork, it’s all done. I could not be more excited.
Now, this is a rough draft, so it’s (definitely) not ready to be published or anything. And I need to go back in and edit, as one does, so I probably will not be handing it out for people to read quite yet.
I don’t know how I’m going to publish it, although I definitely look forward to that opportunity. My goal, ultimately, is to work with an agent of some sort and a publishing company. It would be absolutely incredible to see it sold somewhere other than online. We’ll see how it goes, but I am thrilled to see how everything unfolds.
Now, some snippets of information about this book:
This novel is completely unrelated to Shining Shira. It isn’t even fantasy. Instead, it is a young-adult dystopian, set in a city-nation called Cailem where terrorists are wreaking havoc.
Also unlike Shining Shira, this novel is set to be the first of a trilogy. Before you ask, yes. I am beginning the second book right now. I’m about 3,000 words in. My siblings have jokingly told me they expect it by Christmas, which is a bit aggressive for a timeline considering I’ll be going abroad this upcoming semester, but I’m hoping to be done with Part 2 by the end of spring semester next year. This turnaround should be significantly speedier than the one between this current novel and Shining Shira.
This book doesn’t currently have a title, but the word document is labeled “Paint and the Broken.” Make of that what you will. I’m not going to give any spoilers yet.
Beyond that, I will be talking a little more about this in future posts, but get excited, friends. I have a whole bunch of new work coming your way very soon.