Last night I turned in the finished manuscript for Standing At The Edge. At this point it’s the longest novel I’ve written since 1986 @ 124k words. This was #7 on my writer’s agenda that I published in a blog post back in August. Here’s a link to that post:
That’s not the end of it, of course. Now it’s the publisher’s turn and I anticipate some major revisions. During the rewrites and edits I’ve already shifted several plot lines to book 4, and that could happen again. Of course, should I be correct that just means that book 4 is that much closer to written!
It took me a solid nine months to write this book. If you’d asked me five years ago how long it would take to accomplish such a thing I’d have said years, not months. But now, with more than 10 books out and more on the way, nine months seems like forever.
The hope is that Standing At The Edge will be out before Christmas. If it is then you’ll know Santa Claus is real, because that’ll be my Christmas present.