I know I haven’t updated in awhile. But, it is the first of the next thirty days and I thought you all deserved a chance to know what is up.
Well, first off, I am still doing the challenge. Obviously, since I have the title as Day 31. The second book is a bit more skeletal, only weighing in at 40 pages. So, it is more like forty pages of beats, with massive holes in it. Which can be fixed on the next pass. I also have gotten back Blood from the editor and alpha reader and things are good to go for an edit. But, today, I also happened to be on the Marketing Science Fiction and Fantasy podcast. I was the guest who asked them all a bunch of questions. It was fun and a little strange to be asking them the questions. It was fun and I was able to plug the one novel I do have out and talk a touch about the Twelve Week Challenge. Glad I was on and I am looking forward to the time, if ever when I come back as a guest.
Also, I am going to be part of a big sci-fi freebie giveaway, the link is here. I will be blasting it to those who are on my newsletter soon. Yes, it has Mostly Human on there. But there are 25 other stories for you all to get your hands on. All of them free, just need to sign up for the author’s newsletter.
And finally, what have I been doing? Well, as I said I did the podcast today. But I also was able to get some writing done. Which book you might ask. Why, Tears of the Empress. Yes, I have done more work on book three. One of the things from the podcast was to just keep going with the plan. You can go back and edit later. I also realized that I was following the Chris Fox model a little too closely. I thought that the best way is to write one book, get it all done, then go onto the next and so on. But, as many people have said about writing advice, it doesn’t always work for them. I have the rest of May and all of July to get these things beaten into shape before I need them ready. I have the time, I’m going to do things my way. So, I will be working on book three for now. When I have gotten as far as I can, I’ll go back and maybe work on book one more. Or expand book two.
I shall keep you all updated on words, pages or whatever metric I am using at the moment. Currently, I have 720 words for Tears of the Empress. I will have more as the days and weeks progress.
I hope you all have a great week and I will attempt to write more blogs than once a week. Not sure if I can do every day. But that is the goal. To keep you all up to date on how my day to day grind goes.