Currently have gotten through page 54 of 143 on the second draft of Tell No Tales.
Seem to be consistently getting at least 4 pages edited a day, which is good; with luck I’ll have this draft done before the end of April. I suspect it’ll need at least one more draft after that to be sure I’ve gotten in all the details I want and not left any unintentional loose ends.
It’s not going to be a long book; I’m still aiming for about 60 K. But the story seems to be all self-contained in this length of words, so… I’m not going to pad it out, either. Heck, if it stays about this length it’ll be a few dollars cheaper in paperback, which I’m sure we can all agree is a Good Thing.
I have to say I’m startled at how tightly-knit Tales seems to be in this short length. It just seems to work. That doesn’t happen often.
So. At some point I need to start seriously scraping together the oomph to write a rough draft of another book. Considering how RL has been lately… oh boy.
Going to try, though. I’m going to get two books out this year, darn it, and it’d be awesome if I could get three!