Approximately a year and a half later at 18:00 EST on March 3, 2015 I wrote the final words of the first draft of Clash of Empires. My editorial staff(well some friends and other fellow travelers) are hard at work giving it the once over. As they report in I am editing the draft accordingly….or not, depending on how strongly I feel about the change they are suggesting. I’ve never been one who likes to change things once he has written it down…a foible I may have to rein in a little bit but….the way I look at it is that if one of my editors says I should change something and another editor says they like that part then I will most likely leave that part alone… :-)..
This is all new to me…this process of editing and so forth. Next I will have the 2nd draft copy edited and then the real fun begins….getting it out so the unwashed masses can enjoy the fruits of my labor. Oh and I will also begin book 2 of the series…have already jotted down some notes and ideas…heck I already have thoughts on book 3. Book 2 will encompass the Revolutionary War period…book 3 will be the war of 1812 and years preceding the Civil War. Book 4 will be the Civil War years, followed by the western expansion years in book 5. Ambitious, yes, but what the heck, I wanna retire in style. 🙂