Who I am, and why I write

Welcome! My name is Erin Manning, and I write clean Young Adult fiction for ages 12 and up. I'm an avid reader and I've been...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Editing goals

Summer is winding down, even though here in Texas we will have summer weather until roughly Thanksgiving. I am still trying to get myself back onto a regular editing schedule; editing is so much harder than writing, and requires a lot more focus.

I am hoping to finish this current pass on Wizard's Mischief: Flame by the middle of September. After that, I will switch gears and start working on the edits for the final book in my Tales of Telmaja series. My goal is to publish both of these by the end of the year.

This will be the first November in ten years that I haven't been writing a Tales of Telmaja book! I don't know yet what I will start in its place, but I'm working on some ideas.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Diving back in

Summer has been far busier than I expected it to be! Here's some progress reports on my various works:

Still working on editing Wizard's Mischief: Flame. Hope to have good news soon.

Spent July writing the entire first draft of Wizard's Mischief: Thorne, the second book in the series. I'm really excited about this book and about the whole series! It is, quite simply, the best writing I've ever done.

Planning to jump into edits for the final book of the Tales of Telmaja series in September. I haven't worked out the timing yet, but it's possible that I will publish that book before I publish Wizard's Mischief: Flame because I need to learn the new Kindle Print tools anyway.

While I would like to finish the edits for the last book in the Ordinary Sam series by the end of the year, I don't know yet if that's feasible considering that I'll be starting a new writing project this November. I don't want to build up a backlog of too many unpublished works again, but I also know that editing well requires a bit more time than writing.

How was your summer?