We’re coming into the last month of Alex Verus #8, at least if everything goes to plan. Currently the manuscript is at a touch under 80,000 words, so if I keep to schedule and the book ends up at a similar length to previous ones, we should be done by the end of February. I’ll keep you posted.
The last month of the first draft is usually the toughest for each new book – it’s where I’m under the most deadline pressure and where I’m most worried about whether everything will line up right. Everything usually works out in the end, but only once I actually get to the end, and I’ve got a pretty busy four weeks to navigate first. Hopefully it’ll work itself out.
The release date for Burned is also drawing closer – it’s April 5th/April 7th, which means we’re at about the three month mark. I’ll release the first chapter a couple of months in advance, as per usual, so expect it around the beginning of February. I’m looking forward to reading the reviews for this one – I think you’ll like it!