Originally the first book in the Journey of the Freighter Lola series was intended to be the only work in the series that would be offered as a novel. All the follow-up works were to be short stories. As fortune would have it the second book in the series Carbonado not only wasn’t a short story but it was longer than Hardcore the first book.
When the third book, Dale Dair was completed I realized the story needed to be longer than this trilogy and I set my sights on a six-book series. Chico 7 was followed by Rapparee and now I am working on book six in the series.
I never give a title to the work until later in the process. I prefer to have the story tell me what it will be known as. I use a generic working title to save my files and work. That allows me to keep things in order on my computer.
I just finished chapter 2 in the book. That is all rough draft, so you see I have a long way to go until this one is released. I usually have a rough draft and then about seven rounds of editing from me followed my editor.
If the book is as good as I think these two chapters are, it will be my best work to date. I look forward to developing the story as much as I hope you look forward to reading it.