“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write: a man will turn over half a library to make one book.” ― Samuel Johnson
True words indeed. I’m feeling the hard, thick truth of them right now as I wobble in between books two and three of The Reinhold Chronicles. For the first time in about three years, I don’t have a story that I’m actively writing, editing, or planning from scratch. Book One―The Fiery Arrow―is finished and has suffered two rounds of my editing. Now it’s in the hands of a couple early beta readers, and after their scrutiny it’ll move on to my professional editor, the wonderful Linda Yezak. Book Two is finished, and I’m letting it sit and steep before making any edits. I need to gain a little more objectivity before I return to the story. And Book Three lingers in the shadows, thoroughly sketched and generally outlined―no longer a valley of dry bones but still something of a walking skeleton.