The End is Nigh

I know, I know – I always say I’m close to being done with Rose, but this time I really mean it.  For the past few weeks, I’ve been on a tear (how did that expression come about?), and I sent my last round of self-edits and rewrites to the editor, and he’s about ⅓ of the way through.

So what’s left?  More edits, unfortunately.  When I get proposed changes back, I have to reread the entire thing, meticulously reviewing every suggested change.  I will be honest, though – I am just about spent reading this thing.  Talk about tedium.

In the meantime, what have I been working on?  Yes, I’ve been tinkering with the Kings saga, as a whole.  I finally worked out a lot of the ending’s “loose ends” that have been dangling for years.  Will it be a surprise ending?  I think so, yes.  There are some things that, if you read into the story, might be a smidgeon inevitable, but how I get there I hope will be surprising.  I’m optimistic.

For the time being, I’m taking a little break from Rose until I get all of the last edits back.  I love her dearly, but I really need to take an objectivity break.  Additionally, my cover artist is still working, so I definitely have time.  Even more, my “real” job has been occupying a disproportionately large amount of my time and brain capacity, so it’s probably best I take a little break and come back to the last round of edits fresh.

So, how do I fill in the time where I’d usually be writing?  Well, aside from the usual responsibilities associated with not living in squalor (laundry, cleaning, etc.), I’ve been re-watching the last three or for seasons of Doctor Who (don’t judge), and experimenting with all kinds of crazy stuff in the kitchen.

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  • About the Author

    T.M. Lennon currently lives in North Carolina. His passion for science-fiction and fantasy was influenced by Star Wars in 1977 and The Lord of the Rings novels, which he read at an early age. He created the world of Eörlond in his teens for a fantasy role-playing game, and it has grown ever since.

    The one-time a soldier, systems engineer, and software developer, now adds author to his list of credentials. He continues to work during the day as an information technology consultant, but spends his precious little free time evolving the land of Eörlond and its inhabitants in front of his trusty laptop.