A lot has happened these past couple of weeks. I’ve been really laser focused in working on book 3. I’ve had this massive burst of motivation writing the third book in the Plainclothes Tootsie series, and I didn’t want anything to distract me from that. I’m still leaning on “The Collector” as the title from the way things are happening in the story.
I got my content edits for book 2 back from the editor, and I have been spending a good amount of my time revising that book. A lot of the story is being changed and/or rewritten in order to fix some logic issues and character motivations. My manuscript was bleeding by the time I got it back. But I like that. I’m the type of writer that likes messy, marked-up manuscripts, because I really want to make this book the very best it can be. I’m halfway through the revisions, and the wordcount is nearing 80k. This is definitely one of the longest books I’ve written in a long time.
I’m exploring the idea of doing hardback versions of my Tootsie books. Mainly for libraries, but I think I may offer them for retail, too. A lot of authors have been talking about hardbacks, and I’ve always loved them, so it will be added to a future goal.