Well, the first round of copyediting on Operation Breakout is finished… except for the last few chapters. Long story. Why the last few chapters weren’t sent with the rest of the manuscript, I mean. The novel is about ninety thousand words (not including the last few chapters). The developmental editor informed me that the last bit, six chapters and maybe an epilogue, will be arriving via email later today.
So what did I do to relax after another day of correcting punctuation, rearranging word order, and making sure any made-up foreign words (and one French fencing term — I did tell the developmental editor, Corey-the-human, not to argue with me on this, because the other Corey will back me up… Or rather, his story will. I never discuss anything writing-related with the other Corey — it makes him uncomfortable) are italicized properly? I started the second and final pass of copyediting on Project Brimstone. 🙂
Brimstone, which is about seventy-five thousand words, doesn’t have an official release date yet, but it’ll be out this spring. (I know the release date; I’m just not allowed to tell anyone yet.) The author wants to have everything set up for pre-orders before any announcements are made.