I sent Debts of My Fathers out to my beta readers today. I’m poking a few other folks to try to line up one additional reader, but it’s in motion. I’ve asked them for a quick turnaround and hope to be fixing any problems they found in late February.
Which means, in theory at least, I should get started on the sequel tomorrow. I like to get the N+1 book drafted before the Nth book is finalized, so that means getting it written during the beta-read period. Of course, since I’ve asked for a fast beta-read turnaround, that means I have to get this next one written fast. For what it’s worth, it’s tentatively titled Oaths of My Fathers and will be the midpoint of the Father Chessman saga.
So, the next four weeks or so are going to be like a double-time NaNoWriMo. I’ll have about four weeks to write about 80-100,000 words. Crossing my fingers… No, that’s not for luck. I’m just saying that typing that much that fast… well, I’m bound to get my fingers jammed up somewhere along the way.