Well, this is embarrassing. Soundless is finished.
In fact, it’s so finished that it’s been submitted to the Writers of the Future contest and received an Honorable Mention in the 3rd and 4th Quarter contests. I even have a picture of the 3rd Quarter award!
With that in mind, I’m stuck with three options:
- Submit the story as-is to Tor.
- Convert it into eBook format, get a cover going, and self-publish it.
- Expand it out into a full length novel.
I think I’m going with number one, but I’m not 100% sure yet.
I’ve begun writing new content on Book 2 based on a couple months of renewed outlining and character development. My wall/whiteboard is covered with sketches, notes, and timelines now so whenever I get stuck, I just head up there to get some inspiration.
No, you’re not allowed in that room. :p
Right now I’m sitting on approximately 25 pages of newly written content that fits together much better than the other 45. That said, the majority of the 45 is salvageable, so I will be snagging quite a bit of it. With that in mind, I’d say that means Sundering, Book 2 is, say, 20% done? Regardless, I’ll keep on it and get thisout as soon as it’s good to go.
Oh… and Happy New Year! Welcome to the age of Back to the Future II!