Thursday, June 28, 2012

In Which the Author is really, really tired

Been up 24 straight hours, unable to sleep. Can't sleep means can't work. So, can't work at job means must work at home. Writing.

I have nine chapters to go (plus one section that's historical slush filler that may or may not get written so I'm not counting it right now) and I'm DONE.

I'm writing the final denouement scenes. It's all coming together.

Bodycount abnormally high. Angst level through the roof. This book is a bigger cliffhanger than the last one, on every single storyline.

But it's almost done. Then I can set it aside to congeal while I plan to write Inferno in August.

Just the words "Honor is almost done" are like ice cream and air conditioning right now. You have no idea.

Too wired to sleep. Going to write some more. May finish today.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds great! Cliffhangers are always welcome, no matter how much we readers complain about them. :)

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    1. Thanks! And it's not even that penultimate cliffhanger between the fifth and sixth book. That one will be the hard one to pull off...

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  2. Amg, I'm looking forward to Honor so much, but I'm extremely concerned about the characters I love. Have pity on your poor doting readers, I beg! TT__TT

    Also, cliffhangers make me comically dismayed. D:

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  3. (But oh yes, huge hella grats on being almost done!! Please disregard my anguish in the corner over here. It just hurts so good.)

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  4. Oh wait - do you plan on releasing Honor and Inferno close to each other, then? Because that would be awesome! I'd rather wait longer now that the characters are in a good place than get Honor sooner but wait longer with my mental anthill kicked, so to speak.

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    1. I'm planning on releasing Honor once I get it redrafted and polished and stuff, in the next few months. By the end of the year definitely.

      Inferno is scheduled to get written during the August Camp Nanowrimo, but as the books tend to be between 100 and 200k and the most I've done in a month is about 120k I may or may not finish within the month. Then I can start editing and so on for that. I'll have September and October to work on that. Then for the official Nanowrimo in November, I'm hitting Requiem.

      So even though all three books will be finished by the end of the year according to my schedule, I don't plan to release them all together. After Honor comes out and Inferno's underway I'll judge how long it'll take to get that book prepped. Keep in mind that 1/3 of Honor was already written, proofed, reproofed, gone over, and worked on back in 2006/2007, so that part's pretty well set to go. How long it will take the rest of it to reach that level will depend on things like if the Kickstarter funds and I can hire a professional editor or if we just keep doing it the way we have been, with beta readers and multiple passes and the like.

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    2. Ach, so. Ahh, this is all very exciting!

      (The hugest of grats on Honor being almost done, by the way!)

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  5. Wow, it's fantastic that you're so close, congratulations!

    Your teases about events and cliffhangers have me even more excited than I was before! I cannot wait to devour this book like I did the other three!

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