I’ve made it through the first-pass edits for all of Polaris Rising except for the final chapter. The word count currently sits at a little over 98k and I probably have at least another 5k to write. I hope you all like big books. :)
Luckily PR is a science fiction romance, which gives me a little flexibility with the word count. I’ve been given the go-ahead to cross 100k if I need to and it looks like I’m going to need to. It may get pared back down in second round edits, but for now it’s expanding. More Ada and Loch for everyone!
Originally when I wrote the book, I planned for it to be a series of multiple books focusing on Ada and Loch, so the ending was a little open. When my editor suggested we have a new couple each book, that ending had to change.
I struggled for a while with exactly how to change the end without wrecking the end-of-book pacing. I’m still not sure I’ve completely figured it out, but it’s always easier to edit something than nothing, so I’m forging ahead.
In other news, it’s about to be a three-day weekend here in the US, and I plan to be entirely lazy. I’m reading the book Ilona recommended and it’s fabulous so far. So it’ll be a weekend of reading and video games.
My husband and I are currently playing our way through Path of Exile. It’s fun, but when a friend asked about the story, I was like “uhhh… story?” We’ve been playing it like we play Diablo, which is to say kill monsters, get loot. The story gets skipped to get back to the looting. :)
What about you all? Have any fun plans this weekend?