The second book in The Black Iron Legacy series, currently entitled THE DIVINE MACHINE, is done.
Sort of. There’s a complete, 180,000-word story in there, and the bones are solid. All the muscles connect to the right joints. It moves, it shambles. To borrow a deranged screech from a classic horror movie, IT’S ALIVE!!
It still needs cosmetic work. Nips, tucks. It’s a little flabby in places, so that needs to be cleaned up. The nerves, too, need to be fine-tuned, so the emotion comes through clear and pure.
But it’s done, and ahead of deadline.