As the title says, approximately half an hour ago, I finished the rough draft of Halls of Power. At this point the process becomes easier in many ways, assuming I didn’t screw up by the numbers (always a possibility).
First I go through the book and correct obvious errors, like continuity errors. I’m already aware of one, and plan to fix it at a particular spot that requires almost no other adjustments. Once I’ve gone through the book, I’m going to hand it off to my Alpha Readers who will read it, and judge me accordingly. I’m somewhat terrified, due to how many people have read Ancient Ruins and Spells of Old.
After that I’ll revise problems. Then it goes out for another read, and I revise again. Then I send it to the editor. When I get the book back, I look through changes, and we’re pretty much done. I’m not going to guarantee an early release. At present I’m still planning on September 1st. However, if it’s done quickly enough, I’ll try to release it earlier.
That said, for the rest of the day I’m relaxing and celebrating having that much done.