I’ve seen some preliminary sketches for In The Flesh and let me tell you they look amazing. I’m tempted to ask the artist if they can do a quick one of the steampunk style ship the Lorelei II that shows up in the latter part of the book. I don’t want to overwhelm her though. She’s just good at what she does though.
In truth I’ve been in a bit of a slump. I’ve been worried about how long this book is going to go. I thought I was only a few chapters from the end but the closer I get the more loose ends I have to tie up and it just makes me wonder if I’m going on too much. Once I stop worrying about that I find writing it a joy and it just flows. So I’m having a bit of a conundrum as to what to do. Do I just write it and edit out any extra? What if it is still too long? Is an arbitrary word count something I should restrict myself too?
Giving it much thought and with ideas and words just about bursting out of me I have decided to write it and let it be how lengthy it will be. My beta readers have not complained, except occasionally about a chapter not being finished quickly enough for them so I will trust their opinion on the content.
Stay tuned to see where we shall go.