Monday, March 10, 2008

Book 2 is DONE!

Well... the draft of the manuscript is, anyway. It's now in Juno's hands under the merciless red pen of my editor. Pray she's as gentle with me as with Book 1 - only time will tell.

With that done, I've waded right into the manuscript for my urban fantasy novel. For those that don't know the story, I wrote a huge novel before Blood Magic, which I took a break from to write the Kirin stories. Now that I'm done with Book 2's manuscript, I'm working hard to finish the draft - I have some tentative interest in the story from an editor at another publishing house (not Juno - the book does not have a female protagonist and so does not meet their submissions criteria) and I want to get something into his hands by April or May at the latest. Cross your fingers for me!

As for Kirin's future... who can say? I've set up Book 2's ending to be "sequel friendly" because, let's face it, there are still Kirin stories I'd like to tell. If you agree, and want to read more of them, put Blood Magic into as many hands as you can and let people know the sequel will be out later this year (Sept. is still the target date as far as I know). The main thing (maybe even the only thing) that will motivate Juno to take a chance on a third (or fourth... or more...) volume is good sales. Brutal, I know, but that's "binnis".

1 comment:

Starlit Rogue said...

Grats on finishing the next book! *wants to read it but sad that I have to wait*