Its gone! This afternoon the novel that is Gristle's Revenge left my hands at 88,000+ words..
It's with the copy editor now, and I sit biting my nails that it won't need a major re-write.
Looking back, WOTW took 7 versions before it reached this stage and it was edited three times by various professionals. Aqua only had one proof edit after five versions. GR has gone through 3 versions.
I will be concentrating on my cover for this book and the illustrations, during half term. I think Ramsgate harbour is going to win the cover image with several characters on it. Maybe Tena, Malachi (who you've yet to meet) along with Onk of course.
I'm going to mock up a few to begin with and you might see them here, so feel free to comment.
Once editing is completed and the cover etc underwayI'll be moving to formatting. I'm thinking maybe publish in Halloween like last time. Was that really 3 years ago? 31st Oct 2015. Scary, in more ways than one.
Sneaky peek of the first draft blurb for you.
WHEN GRISTLE IS THROWN THROUGH A TEAR IN THE DIMENSIONS, SHE IS NOT A HAPPY WITCH AND VOWS TO GET HER REVENGE.
THEN HARTY'S DAUGHTER GOES MISSING AND HARTY, ALONG WITH HIS BEST FRIEND, ONK THE CITY TROLL, BEGIN THEIR QUEST TO FIND HER.
WILL OUR UNLIKELY HEROES SAVE HARTY’S DAUGHTER IN TIME, OR WILL THEY END UP IN A WHOLE LOAD OF TROUBLE OF THEIR OWN?
ONE THING IS SURE - NOTHING GOOD IS EVER EASY
Look out for more dabbling next time.