With NaNoWriMo just over a month away I’ve gone into overdrive on finishing my work-in-progress by October. That’ll give me a month to plan out my NaNo book, write some short stories that have been on my mind, spend a little more time on this mess of a website and just take a few days of down time.
“What am I working on,” no one asked. Excellent question.
I’m nearing the end of the second draft of upcoming book, Living Legend. Since it hasn’t been talked about on this site yet, here’s a little about it:
Rory Stewart and Harvey Chase are at war.
Rory has lived the last 30 years of his life along the southwestern shore of Loch Ness. He stands vigilant as the self-appointed protector of a creature he can’t even be sure he’s ever seen.
Harvey is a man of considerable wealth and resources, whose favourite hobby is hunting down creatures of legend and myth.
Having dealt with tourists, scientists and would-be hunters over the past 3 decades, Rory will have to be at his best when Harvey, an unequaled adversary, sets his sights on the fabled “Nessie”.
Rory will have to use every trick and wit at his disposal to protect the legend he loves from the fame-seeking Harvey Chase. If Rory loses it could mean the capture of a legend, or worse yet, proof that she never existed at all.
It’s pretty exciting to be nearly done draft two. I have my beta readers really and salivating for the manuscript. There have been many big changes between draft one and two. Assuming the feedback from my readers is mostly positive, it’ll just a need a few more drafts for proofing. Then I’ll be faced with the soul-ripping decision of trying to get it published traditionally or self-publishing.
There’s a lot to that debate, but it’ll have to wait for another post.