I have finally decided after a lot of indecision and faffing around to split up. Not with my lovely wife of course but my book. I had sent it away to an author friend of mine who has given me some very useful structural feedback. I have now taken the plunge and split it in to two books. So instead of a book of 90k words I have two book of 60k and 30k both of which need a lot of work to become two finished books of around 90k. It somehow feels I haven’t done as much.
I’m currently working on book two which I have tentatively titled the Ninth Order. Once I’ve got that into a rough draft sate I’m going back to finishing the first one. I have a nagging fear that I will be endlessly redrafting and splitting my book so my kids will publish a twenty-book series posthumously.
It’s not all doom and gloom I’ve had what hope will be great ideas on how I can expand both books all I need is time, plenty of coffee, Jaffa cakes and some luck.