Announcing the Title, the Winner, and My Progress

As some of you might know, my upcoming book’s title has changed. I ran a small competition where everyone had to guess a letter until the name was revealed. Which was done quite quick, I might add. πŸ™‚

So without further ado, my soon-to-be released title is:Β 

The War of Six Crowns: The Vanished Knight

And the winner, picked by random.org is:Β 

S.P. Bowers!

Congrats! And thank you to all who played along.

Okay. So… Today is Update Day for the Big Dreams Bloghop, which means I get to regale all who are interested with stories of my progress.Β 

Here’s what I did in August:Β 
  1. Finished the rough draft to book three in The War of Six Crowns series.Β 
  2. Saw a graphic designer who’ll be helping me create a brand and image for said series.Β 
  3. Finished the content and structural edits to The Vanished Knight. We are officially in copy edits, people.Β 
  4. Wrote half of Birds vs Bastards.Β 
I’m still waiting on the ITIN, which is putting a serious wrinkle in my plans. The reason for this is that without that number, I can’t publish. So I’m really sitting on needles in the mean time. Without the ITIN, I don’t have a fixed publishing date. And without a fixed publishing date, I can’t arrange for blog tours and the like. Sigh.Β 
Because the ITIN puts things out of my control at the moment, I won’t be setting any fixed goals with regards to The Vanished Knight. Besides, the edits will be done when the edits are done. In the mean time, I’m eagerly awaiting the production of my first ever book cover.Β 
The main goal I have for September is to finish the Birds vs Bastards rewrite. As soon as that’s done, I’ll have to clear my head and get back into draft mode. Hopefully, I’ll be able to finish one more rough draft by mid-October. But I’ll probably end up drafting right through November as well…Β 
Depending, of course, on whether or not I’m publishing during that time. Hm.Β 
But yep, that’s pretty much where I am at the moment.Β 
How are you doing on your big goals? If you haven’t signed up, please do. No dreams are too insane, too big or too small.Β 
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46 thoughts on “Announcing the Title, the Winner, and My Progress

  1. You are really busy! I wish I could devote so much time to writing, but alas I must pay the bills somehow until I “make it,” thus my day job.

    I joined the five year project, though, with the goal of publishing a book a year. Even with the job, if I spend two months a year super-dedicated (and the rest of the time slowly chipping away), I tend to take one year per book.

  2. Yay! Thanks!

    Wow, you have been super busy. August for me has been revisions mixed in with sick children (at which point I don't get much writing done). Here's to a stupendous September!

  3. I want to sign up to this, but my oh my, it scares. I am so in awe of you Misha. Oh for that clarity of thought to be able to do so much at the same time. I've been even worse lately (DOcs are looking into it) so my second book is developing cobwebs. 😦 I'll get there though. Perhaps signing up will propel me on? Well done on all you're doing Misha. Marvellous.

    Shah

    http://bit.ly/19SbNoo

  4. Things are going very well for me! I'm making more strides to my own goal, of being able to make a living from my writing, and confirmed both a cover designer and a professional editor for my self-publishing venture.

  5. I hope you're having better luck with copy edits than I am. It's thrillig that you have a designer who's going to create your brand and covers and answer only to you. You'll get exactly what you want. Congrats on the title! πŸ™‚

  6. Sadly, the covers are pretty much completely out of control. Which is what makes me so nervous.

    I mean, yeah, the publishing house should use people who know what they're doing to design their covers, and I'm sure they do. But not knowing what they're doing absolutely kills me!

  7. Well done on all you accomplished during August! I so need to get my own act together quick smart. πŸ˜‰ At least I have one work currently being critiqued, even if only a chapter at a time. πŸ™‚

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