Book 6 of ‘Raven of Iskandar, entitled ‘Road Trip’ is now in the first round of the editing phase. Usually we do three rounds of edits to clear up all the ambiguities and and bad grammar (sometimes misspelled words) and, surprisingly, missing words. Yvonne has done her first read-through and said there will be a lot of blue (she edits in blue, not in red). I told her to make sure there is twice as much blue so I can ignore half of it.
A big part of the editing is making sure that the story flows smoothly as there are 5 or 6 storylines that interweave. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, there are characters returning from earlier books and the arrival of new characters. As a minor spoiler, you will finally meet the Tournament Committee that has been referred to in the previous five books.
Originally this book was to encompass the All-star game scheduled around Christmas, but with the characters getting into so many incidents, the time-frame of the book is only about 7 weeks, coming to an end at the end of November 2243. Book 7 is already in the works and will start at the first of December, with the announcement of All-star voting.
Next on my list is to dream up a new book cover, or I might go to an outside artist….