Lon Varnadore's Author Blog

Sci-Fi and Fantasy with a noir edge

I am indeed crazy…

So, yesterday I started to think about trying this challenge of writing three books in twelve weeks.  After sleeping on it and poking at it in my head all day, I have decided to do it.

It is going to be a challenge.  The last one I tried a year ago was writing a novel in 21 days.  I got it done.  Had it up for a bit, but then needed to take it down since I didn’t do a good enough job with the copy edit.  (It will be back up soon.)  It was a struggle, but I made it.  Now, I am going to be working on three books in twelve weeks.  That is rather crazy.

But, I am up to it.  I am currently working notes and the like.  I don’t “start” until midnight PST.  But, I might try for a small early jump to it with plotting and the like.  Which is going to be odd for me since I am a pantser for the most part and don’t really plot until later.  We will see how that goes.

For now, it is a combo of steampunk and space opera.  Who knows, I might be able to make it work.  Or have it crumble into nothing.  But, won’t know either until I try it.

I plan on keeping this blog updated every day, or every other day at the most, with word counts and where I am in the process.  I just opened up the Scrivener document and put in a place holder title, “Mars Flight.”  Why?  Well, I know that the first scene will be on Mars, I have always been a Mars junkie…read my 4Pollack novels.

A good question that could be asked is, “Why don’t you work on the next three books in the Book of the Void series?”  Can’t give you an answer.  I know that I want to do more with that series, but I want to start with something fresh and new.  Don’t worry, I will get back to that series and to 4Pollack as well.

I am going to end this entry now and start up on plotting and world building.  Thank you all for reading and I hope that you follow me as I do this.

Until next time…



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