I finally finished the second draft of Nudibranchs!, and what a relief it is. I’m going to go through it a third time to make minor adjustments, but all the major editing is finished. Once the third draft is done I’ll have some friends read it and provide input. Afterwards, I’ll make changes based on their suggestions. Then, if the cover art is done, I’ll be ready to publish. I am very happy with how it has turned out and truly feel it is my best book. Although, before I delve into it a third time, I’m going to spend some weeks doing additional research.
It’s time I took my writing more seriously. That is why I have purchased textbooks, as well as numerous other books, and gave myself a proper work area separate from the living room. Over the summer I will be teaching myself general biology, zoology, botany, marine biology, entomology, and herpetology. I call myself an author of zoological horror, so I must become as familiar with the field as possible.
Along the way I will be updating Night of the Killer Roos and The Unfabulous Horrors of Chameleon Island. Despite being told the books are good, there are still some things about them that bug me. I know they can be better, especially Chameleon Island, which I’ve never been happy with. Taking that into consideration, I’m glad I haven’t been discovered yet.
I will eventually branch out and write furry fiction, but for now I’m sticking with B-grade horror.