I went through 7th, 8th, and 9th Grades. Each one was edited. Now onward to 10th Grade rewrite.
Dragon Rider 7th Grade should be ready to go within a month or two. 8th Grade will be a bit longer, but not by much. I should manage both before year’s end.
9th needs more work. Like seriously needs more work. Ugh. That’s going to be several more edits than 7th or 8th.
10th Grade is progressing. Well? Maybe. I’m not saying it’s great. My goal is to get it better than the first draft while getting in all the missing pieces written in. Currently, it’s at about 55k words. I know it’s going to be over 100k. That means I’m about half way. It’s a long way to get to the end of the story. And so much needs to happen.
Today I pulled off 3k+ words. I’m marking it my camp. I hope I can finish 10th, 11th, and 12th Grades in short order.
I assume I’ll get too overwhelmed by every piece of the story and need a break. Not sure what I’ll pick as break item. I’m holding off on writing werewolves for now. I finished The Youngest Doctor. I have an idea for the next book, but I’m refusing to start it. Dove is in the middle of a difficult rewrite. I may switch between the two.
I think it will lean on whether I can match well enough to Natalie. If I can, I’ll keep writing Dragon Rider even if things get tough and heavy. If my fluidity switches me to male, I’ll probably switch to Dove. I’ve done that before. When I match the character better, the story works out better.
For now, I’m rewriting. Not like I am allowed to do things. I’m stuck at home until the foreseeable future.
Perhaps if I need a quick boost, I’ll write Genie Wishes. Each story is only 7k. I can do that in one day. That can be pure fluff if I want. I may need fluff given the later novels in Dragon Rider include death. Death of named characters. Apologies.
Dragon Rider 6th Grade (Dragon Rider, Book 1)
Update: 10th Grade is finished. 11th is troublesome. Have an ending for 12th though. It will end as a proper Young Adult series should.