As of this writing, I’m 83% done with line editing The Shadow Within. Yes, it’s taking far longer than it should, but I must admit, my focus has been wavering a bit the past few months. But now I have a reason to focus on getting up to speed: one of my beta readers, Amber, just finished reading The Shadow Walker and is waiting for the next book in the series. She already made some good recommendations on the first book and caught a few typos (Doh!), making me wish I’d employed her as a beta reader from the get-go.
I’m not accustomed to this type of pressure (usually, I set and break my deadlines as I see fit), so it’s actually quite nice. I know if I apply myself, I can finish line editing it this weekend and begin the arduous process of editing on-screen. In fact, I’m going to make it a goal to have the new draft in her hands by next weekend.
And yes, I’ll very likely miss that deadline as well. Still, it is good to have goals.
Thanks for reading,