The writing goes well! I don’t know when I will be done, but I will share with you that I have reached the APEX of the story. For me, that means I am about 2/3 of the way done breaking out what I think of as the essential plot line. Usually, once I get past the apex, the story winds down fairly rapidly. The characters are all in play, plotting and scheming as Serren, much to his surprise and chagrin, finds himself preparing for his wedding.
I don’t know how long editing will take. When I wrote Brother Bewitched, I took my first draft and ended up cutting 10.000 words and then adding 30,000! I still want to go back and rewrite the whole thing sometimes. So, please remain patient, and if you have any more questions about backstory, ask away.
A reader did ask about how the men originally threw down the hekatin. I can’t answer that one just yet, as it touches on plot points in Book 3. However, there are some hints about that in Book 2, if you look carefully.
I do work fast, so don’t despair. The fate of Serren and the Shattered Isles will be revealed!