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Anytime I finish the first draft of a book I put it aside for as long as I can stand to. This gives me a chance to disconnect and think about other things like normal life and reality. Usually I can only tolerate the separation for a week and this case was no exception. I'm working on my first read through edit of it right now. This one is particularly exciting to me because it's completely different from the series I wrote and its a stand alone book. Well, sort of. I'm working on the outline for a tie-in book! The new book will be a stand alone and the protagonist is a different character. I can't wait, that one is going to be fun!
But for now I get to bask in the pleasure of editing. You think I jest? On the contrary, I love the editing process. I'm diving in and have set my edit completion goal (a four stage process) for the end of April. By May I plan to have Grendar's Tale polished and submitted to my agent. A tight schedule? Why yes, but I thrive under pressure ;) Wish me luck!