I have exciting news for all of my patient and wonderful fans of the Worlds Without End series. Today, I completed the manuscript of The Prophecy. Now I know why writers write, a great sense of accomplishment pours over you when you write those last words to a book. It is the accumulation of all that you have worked so hard to achieve.
Now the real work begins. Below is a list of tasks that need to be completed before the novel is officially ready for release:
- Read the manuscript, editing, deleting, and adding scenes.
- Prepare the manuscript for my editor.
- Once the edited manuscript comes back, format the Kindle edition of the book.
- Format the Smashwords edition of the book.
- Format the paperback edition.
- Format the hardcover edition.
- Create the paperback and hardcover covers.
Once I get the manuscript back from my editor, I will set a release date for the novel. My plan is to have the rough draft of the manuscript ready for my editor by the end of August. It usually takes my editor 3 to 4 weeks to edit the book, which will be roughly by the end of September. This will give me all of October to complete steps 3 through 7. Again, I will set a release date when I get the edited manuscript back from my editor.
I am so excited to share The Prophecy with all of you. I thought Aftermath was good and gave myself a good pat on the back for that novel. But The Prophecy, I believe, is the best so far and more exciting. It also ties up a lot of the loose ends and questions from the other books in the series. While my editor edits The Prophecy, I plan to prepare The Mission and Aftermath for audiobook versions (more information coming on that soon).
In the meantime, help spread the word that the Worlds Without End Universe is growing.