The sequel to Spin, En Route, is coming along well. The rewrite has no ETA for completion, which is fine since I haven’t set any deadlines for myself. Basically the first manuscript chugged along slowly and had some issues with subplots trying to supersede the main plot. Since then, I have revised the book’s outline which both removed and edited scenes to the point that I have to rewrite chapters, remove characters from chapters, and insert entire new sections and chapters.
So far I’ve removed around six thousand words, but added close to that, so it’s ending up balanced. Right now I’m on a part where I need to add several new chapters and ditch two or three chapters and tie the new ones into some of the old ones—it should be fun. Alas, some of the characters I created won’t even make it into the final book as they have technically died off-stage, without introduction or purpose. So let’s make a toast to Pindan Adachi and his secretary, Miss Never-got-a-name. You both were important once, but as I rip these pages apart your entire lives get tossed to the floor.
Although technically I am not ripping physical pages since I work entirely digitally.