I have just started working on the fourth book in the series. I have a lot of editing work still to do on book three so I will be shifting my time between the two books for a while as we shake the bugs out of the third book.
There is so much to cover with this book. 1977 is an amazing year and August of 1977 is an interesting month for Space exploration.
Lots of interesting things planned, Ben visits Space, Japan and Korea. The Elf wars continue and Ben is getting ready to visit a Japanese bluegrass festival.
I am still researching Korean lore. Lots of interesting things. For example, Hwang-gung ruled for a thousand years before becoming a stone that spoke and reminded men of their path to innocence.
As an update, Happy New Years! I am now at 50,000 words on this book!
New update, it is January 25. Despite having to spend too much time editing book III, writing a submission page and writing a synopsis, I am now at 63,000 words. This is probably a bit more than half way done. I may have to alter the book title. ‘Spirits and Spies’ seems to be a better description of things.so far. In any case I am enjoying the book and can’t wait to see what happens next. You would think I would know, but the characters in this book have no respect for the outline.
Update, January 29, I have passed 70,000 words and finally Jewels younger sister makes her appearance!
Update January 31, 76,000 words. In twenty four more days I will have been working on this series for a year. With work and editing I probably won’t finish this and have written four books in one year. I won’t rush to fit it in. I love these books and don’t want to compromise on the quality. But I do have a goal and with the fates willing, I might just finish book four before the end of February.