So I have been working on book two of my story. The title is The Broken Pack. It’s a good title. I like good titles. I like a title that makes me want to understand why a particular name ended up tied to a story. Through the Looking-Glass (by Lewis Carroll) is a good example; just an excellent title. The Ocean at the End of the Lane (by Neil Gaiman) is another great title. Both are books I love.
At this point, I’m about done with all of the “core” work for book 2. I need to go back over it and pare it down from it’s current 68,000-word count to a more reasonable novella-short novel length of ~52,000 words. Much of what will be cut will end up in the trash can, but some will slide into book 3. At this point, I would say that I’m about 75% finished with book 2. Here’s hoping that I learned a little something writing the first book so that the final 25% doesn’t take an additional two years of revising and editing to knock out.