Manuscript away!

I hit send on the manuscript for The Shattered Skies, the second book in the Cruel Stars series last night. That was a relief.

I'd hoped to finish it way back in mid December, before the Christmas/New Year holidays shut everything down.

But hope is what kills us.

It was pretty obvious the whole thing needed restructuring and I wasn't getting away with the 90K word draft I'd planned for.

Instead I wrapped it at 134K last night. Sent it to my US publishers, and woke to a very sad email from my UK guys this morning.

"Where's our treat, JB?"

Normally those emails get the back o' me hand, or a lot of grovelling excuses and promises to do better. It was nice to be able to reply with a completed ms.