I’m sitting at 54k words on Book II, and still haven’t decided for sure on a title. The story is coming along – the framework is in place, all that’s left is filling it in. I still anticipate this to be another 120k word book, and I am running a wee bit behind schedule drafting it, but I’m writing for a couple of hours every day at this point.
I’m also no longer certain that this is a trilogy. It might yet be, but it now seems plausible to me that it might need a fourth book to get to the end in a satisfying way. I’ll just have to see when I come to it. The story always ends up being at least twice as big as I first imagined it, with new ideas, threads, even new characters popping out of my head to bring Sadrim to life. So it will be what it will be– three or four books, either way it’ll work out.
In other news, Turi is a butthead and Rio remains ridiculous.
I just got an editorial review from IndieReader for DoR, and it was lovely.