The Dark Lands Book 2 Week 15

It is done, finished, complete with ending. The final totals for this book were over 92,000 words and 501 manuscript pages. A little over 10% larger than the first one. I jokingly posted on my social networks this week that I may suck, but I plan on sucking prolifically.

I am now going to put the book aside for a few weeks (like I did the first one). Then I will go through and do a rough edit. I will attempt to fix obvious errors and plot problems. At this time, that is all I plan on doing. I am only doing that much because I know that I have people waiting to read the second book of the series and I promised them they could.

I will eventually write the third one but it is going to be a few months before that happens. I need to start working on my steampunk book. I want to have another book I can send out. It isn’t that I don’t think my first book wasn’t good. I think it had some great work in it. Ultimately, I always looked at it as a learning project. I only wrote book 2 as fast as I did because I wanted to know if I could.

Now, I need to start thinking about what I learned from writing the last two novels and apply it to the next one. My goal has to be to get better. I will never get published otherwise. I will send book one out a few more places and then it is going to go online. If I get enough interest I will then give book two a complete revise and put it up also.

Over the next couple of weeks I am going to work on some shorter projects. I have a few short story ideas I am going to write and at least one comic script. I will also start doing some research for a mystery novel that I would like to write. In the mean time I am taking this weekend off and going to my niece’s wedding and reading a book. Two novels written in less than 8 months, a weekend off isn’t going to kill me.

About csdaley

C.S. Daley was born in California but has spent most of his life in his imagination. His first short story written in third grade, the now classic "Close Encounters of the Turd Kind," was sold to his next door neighbor for a quarter. The neighbor promptly demanded a refund. An unhealthy obsession with the writings of Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, and Terry Pratchett have left his mind warped and broken. He spends most of his evening swilling down coffee while tapping at a keyboard under the watchful eyes of his kittens. They are there to make sure he doesn't snap. He likes to write fantasy for adults and teens.

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