Wanderer — Book Five
The path to Wanderer book 5 being released still has a number of steps and I can define some rough times against. Here they are, more details on specific items are below.
|Stage||Status||Target Date||Completion Date|
|Proof update of Wanderer book 2||Completed||Dec 2016||15th December 2016|
|Proof update of Wanderer book 3||Completed||Dec 2016||29th December 2016|
|Reread and polish book 1||Completed||7th Jan 2017||8th Jan 2017|
|Reread and polish book 2||Completed||14th Jan 2017||11th Jan 2017|
|Reread and polish book 3||Completed||24th Jan 2017||22nd Jan 2017|
|Reread and polish book 4||80% complete||4th Feb 2017|
|Final, paper-based, self edit of book 5|
|Editor tackles book 5|
|Updates to book 5 based on editor feedback|
|Proofreading of Book 5|
|Updates to book 5 based on proofreader feedback|
|Book 5 sent to beta readers|
|Book 5 cover design, blurb and other prep|
|Book 5 updates from beta reader feedback|
|Book 5 formatting ready for publication|
|Book 5 goes to advanced reviewers|
|Book 5 published|
|I drink lots of beer!|
Proof update for books Two and Three
The first few books I published were edited, but not proofread. Starting from Wanderer book four my books have been proofread before being published, and the currently available version of Wanderer’s Escape has already had the proof read updates applied. However books two and three had that work outstanding, and with the series coming to an end it seemed the best time to knuckle down and do that work.
Polishing of books One to Four
since writing the first book in the series, and even books two and three, I’ve learnt an awful lot and my writing has improved greatly. I now feel confident in going back to improve the flow of the earlier stories, smoothing out awkward phrases or dialog while still retaining the excitement and pace of those first novels. I’m being very careful not to be too heavy-handed, just to polish things.
How do you get the polished versions? Do you have to pay?
Something which seemed obvious to me but really isn’t is the fact that all of these updated versions will be available for free to anyone who already owns the books. That’s right – getting the new version will cost you nothing, zero, nada if you already own the book.
Getting the latest version can be a little tricky depending on which venue you use (Amazon in particular make you dig around). Once the new versions are available I’ll make sure to send out full details so everyone can get the latest and greatest version of the books