by Wes Penre, March 13, 2021
A short update on where I am in my fantasy novel writing… I have 3-4 chapters left to add to the story (subplots). I have also done the first self editing of 1/3 of the book so far (editing is the most tedious task).
The process has been somewhat halted because Ariel and I are breaking up, and I am looking for an apartment, taking all the necessary steps to move out. So, I will probably not be completely gung-ho on finishing the book until these life changes have been made. I am hoping to move out by April 1, but I have not found a definite apartment yet, although I have quite a few prospects–some of them look really good. The moving date is still up in the air, but if everything goes as smoothly as possible, it’ll be in a few weeks.
The good news regarding the book is that it’s not much more to write. Once I get started for real again, it shouldn’t take long to finish it. The next step will be to self edit the entire book under the microscope, looking for plot holes, writing style problems, consistency, grammar, etc., etc. After that, it’s time for beta readers to read through it. Then, back to editing again. Last, an editor needs to check the grammar and spelling (the beta readers only focus on the plot–not the grammar).
And finally, it’s time to publish.