I finished the final round of editing on “Hog Valley” early this afternoon. The MS, with all of the add-on’s such as the Dedication page, Acknowledgements, Author’s Note and the first pages of the next novel, “Twisted Key”, runs to 366 pages. The actual MS is around 106,000 words.
It should go to the publisher in mid-July, with a release date of mid-September or early October.
It’s a very interesting story. Just so you know, it took me two years to write and edit. I hope you enjoy it.
Along with the final editing on “Hog Valley”, I have invested a lot of time over the last few months cultivating book store owners in north Florida. I now have “The Big Bend” in five stores – Green Cove Springs, Gainesville, Ocala, and 2 in The Villages. I don’t expect a lot of sales until the weather cools down and the tourists and out of state residents return in October, but any sale is better than no sales at all.
I can sympathize with anyone who wants to write with the goal of becoming a full-time writer. So start writing. Just don’t quit your day job. If I had one I wouldn’t.