Yesterday’s post was written before the call and email from Editor, and now Crisis of Vision is back at the top of the priority list. As expected (given the raw speed of revision in December) I missed some things. Editor also wants a chapter moved from Crisis to the next book (did that this morning) to get Crisis under 170K.
Editor also asked that I spend some time on promotion for the book releases (the paperback of Oath and the hardcover of Kings) including writing some blog entries for the publisher blog. So I’ve reset the writing goals on Book IV to something that should keep it ticking over (writing on it five days a week, but not pushing for the 2000/day) while accomplishing what Editor wants. I’m sure my UK editor will also want something for their blog. This has affected my goal in Terie Garrison’s challenge race, and I’ve emailed her about that.
Moving the chapter from Crisis to IV pushed IV to just over 40,000 words. That was where I wanted to be by today anyway, so I’ll take the gift and just work on editor-comments today. (Oh, OK, I will do a little on the Book IV, because Book IV is nagging me, but I won’t do a full large lump.)