Yeah, it's been a little while since I've shown my face around here.
What have I been doing with my time?
Shadow of the Knight now sits at 123,000 words. A few weeks ago I didn't think it was going to be this long. Not that 130,000 words is especially long. Patrick Rothfuss and GRR Martin write books well over 200,000 words long. I still have to write one chapter, the prologue, and the epilogue. I'm thinking the final word count will hit 130,000 words. January 1st is my target date to finish the rough copy.
Once my rough draft is finished I'll spend almost a month on revisions and editing before I send it off to my critique partners. They'll have it for a month before I make adjustments based on their criticism, and then put it through proofreading.
My very roughest estimate is that Shadow of the Knight will be published on April 1st.
Besides writing, I've been having a great time playing Dungeons and Dragons with a group of friends. We only meet every 2-3 weeks, but I'm the Dungeon Master, so have some extra "work" to do between sessions.
I have to say, they've done a fantastic job with Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. I'm really impressed with the game and how they've presented it. I'd love to play more often.
Back to writing!