Book 3 first draft complete

I’ve just finished the first draft of Serendipity at last! It’s taken a couple of months longer than I expected, one reason being that it’s longer. The books in the Foothold universe fit into three main arcs, and Serendipity brings the first arc to a close. That means that I needed to wrap this storyline up and couldn’t pull the trick that I did when The Seasoning ran over length – shift it to the next book!

Serendipity will now go on the shelf for four or five weeks while I forget all about it. Then I’ll come back and edit it with fresh eyes. Meanwhile I won’t be idle – I’m turning back to Foothold for a re-edit and relaunch. I haven’t used professional editors until now but I believe it’s a must-have to turn out a professional product so both Foothold and The Seasoning will get re-edits over the next six months. There’s a new cover coming for Foothold too so that it has the same look and feel as The Seasoning, so look out for that!

7 comments on “Book 3 first draft complete

  1. Hello Mr. Ingram

    Your first two books are very good and it showed the trials and tribulations of a new world. Thanks for the stories and please keep up the good work…..looking forward to your next books.

  2. Any news on when Serendipity is due to be published? I really enjoyed the first two books and I am slightly in love with David!

    • Hi Emma, great to hear you are enjoying the story. I’m working very hard on editing right now and should finish within the next week, then it will be out to beta-readers. I’ve got a firm date from my editor now of October 17th… so realistically December. Before Christmas, anyway.
      Regards
      Dennis

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