I went through the entire SHAMAN RISES manuscript in one pass today. This may have been a mistake, since it’s nearly impossible to retain any degree of impartiality after about a hundred pages in one day. But I’ve done the first revision pass, and holy crap, that book hits the ground running and doesn’t let up. And either it hangs together a lot better than I thought it would or I’m far too close to it right now to see its glaring errors. After a few detail fixes and a spell check, it’s time to send it off to Madame Editor!
I’m actually really, really happy with it. I mean, it’ll be better after Matrice gets done with it, but…I think it does what I wanted it to, and there’s a scene in it I’ve been planning since the first book, and…yeah. Yeah. I’m happy with it. *holds breath* :)
Just finished Mountain Echoes and am SO looking forward to Shaman Rises! If it is, indeed, the last one, I’ll be sad to see them go. Love these characters!
It’ll be the last, but you’ll always be able to revisit them! :) <3