In The Flesh and Cover Art Update

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.