My chainsaw edits resulted in a Soulbright word count of 109,530 words; however, I had to add front and back matter. I’m still formatting, but the current word count is 111,347 at 439 pages. Any way you slice it, this is my biggest book to date.
I’ve also been working out some plot points in the Dreadknights saga. I want to take the fleshed out version of the story I told from Luckbane‘s cut scenes in a couple of unexpected directions while keeping those cut scenes intact.
Last but not least, I’ve been working on the cover art for my forthcoming books. The Soulbright cover design has been tweaked. The Dreadknights 2 cover has been finalized. I even made a cover for the next book in the saga, which has been renamed Blindsight (formerly Minds-Eye).
Things are really shaping up. I could be looking at publication by the end of July for Soulbright.