Just wanted to post a quick update to let folks know what is happening with progress on Insurgent.
As of this week, I’m about 70,000 words into the first draft, and the basic framework for the novel is complete. I’ve got quite a few gaps to go back and fill in, and some changes to make, but as long as I continue at the same pace, I expect to have the first draft completed within another 60 days or so. I get 10 days vacation at the beginning of June, and will likely wrap it up while on that vacation.
The next step, of course, is NOT to publish. It’s to rewrite. I hope to send the book to the editor (I’m hoping to use the amazing Shakirah Dawud again) right after that, and with luck and some good timing will have the book ready to go to print by the end of summer.
As a number of folks have requested, I do plan to podcast the entire book.
If you’d like to keep updated on progress and to receive an announcement when the book goes to print, please sign up for my mailing list (you can hit the subscribe box on the left hand pane of my website to subscribe). In the meantime, I’ll continue posting rough draft chapters here on the blog and on The Next Read, and I’d love any and all feedback!