Here we are, on the first of December, and To Steal the Crown is done. Well, the first draft, anyway–it’s off to beta readers now, and editing will take place in January, well ahead of its release in late February. The last two days were a little hectic, since the story kept going on and on… it’s not unusual for me to run longer than my projected word count, but since I only really had time to write 25k words, I was sweating a bit when the story crept past that mark and I was just hitting the climax.
Once the book was done, my word count was still too low for this to be an official NaNoWriMo project, but I’m considering participating for real next year. I’ll have less on my plate then, hopefully, and should be able to devote more time to writing. Here’s the way my work panned out at the end:
My highest count was the 29th, with 1,934 words. That’s sort of the range I’d like to be in for daily writing, but it will take some practice and planning to get to where I write that consistently every day. I’m taking a short break next, spending a little time updating the ebook versions of a few of my stories, and then I’ll dive into working on the final book in my Snakesblood Saga.
As for To Steal the Crown, the book is slated for release on February 22, 2020. And as promised in this post title… the cover!
I can’t wait to share this series with all of you. There’s one more book I definitely want to write about Tahl’s adventures… but finishing Snakesblood comes first.
What do you think, do the covers give you fantasy heist vibes?