That is right, I have finished up the first book of the Book of the Void series: Void Emissary. There is a link to it for Amazon only. I am trying something a little different and keeping it on Amazon and using KU and see how things go. I will be keeping you all in the loop. Enjoy.
Well, I am at about 31,000 words of a 80-90,000 word novel called Void Emissary. I was at 17,000 or so on Sunday. I am slamming through this novel. Loving the work, trying to get at least 5,000 to 6,000 words out a day. It isn’t easy, yet I have a job to do and the word count creeping up is a great way to make me feel better about the deadline I made.
I have some friends from my alma mater of UCR @ Palm Desert who made a group for use alums. I was invited to join a few days ago and was told that the group was there to help push us, to set down a goal and to set up a big carrot and bigger stick for us. I thought it would be a great thing to put up my own deadline. And there are some who think I am a bit crazy.
On the 19th of June, I put up I would have Void Emissary done and on Amazon on July 15th. They think I am nuts. I might be, yet I am already a third of the way through the first draft. I plan on doing a read through of it myself, correct it, then when it is edited, I will send it out to two editors I know and give it to a few people who I know will respond with something I can work with.
The carrot? Haven’t put one up, but I am sure it will be good.
The stick? Hehe, i have to donate $500 to a presidential candidate I despise and actively campaign for them.
As soon as I wrote the stick, I started to have the terror sweats. But the way i am clipping along with the novel, I will have it done within plenty of time to get it up on Amazon.
Anyway, I must go, I am halfway through my words for the day. Trying to get 6k since yesterday I only got 4.7k done.
Okay, maybe a shade under, 19 words under to be a bit more precise…but still, in one day I did write over 4,500 words with Ghoul, so I am taking it as a win. Now, I am going to print it out tomorrow and put it aside. I still have to work on Void and then finish editing Risen before I can go back to Ghoul. I know it sounds weird. But I see it this way. I have a draft of Ghoul. I can go over it and polish it again before sending it off to two editors I know. One is more proofreader/line editor. The other is for content. Both are great people. Before I polish it though, it needs a little time to sit. I have a massive project with Void to work on. (I think this is going to be at least a 70-80,000 word novel.) And once I have a better draft of Void, I set that aside and work on Risen. Then, Work on Ghoul, send it off and go back to Void again hammer and tongs. If I feel that the date for either release of the smaller projects is creeping up to much, I will set Void aside and get the others finished first.
And now, maybe to bed. Or finish up an episode of a show I have on my dvr that is taking up space. Sleep is for when you are dead, right…
Well, today was suppose to be the day I get Cryo out on Amazon Kindle. Instead, I got a wild hair and posted it up a week early. I know I did the right thing, even though it has not been selling at all. I should be getting some sales later since Mostly Human is now permafree and people are snapping that up.
I also have started to work on three different works right now. One of them is called Void Emissary. I am currently waiting for a cover, well the designer is waiting for her money. (It is my own fault she hasn’t gotten it yet. She will soon.) She is a great designer, if you need one, go here. Void Emissary, as I think I’ve said before, is a science fantasy steampunk alien invasion story. I know that is a mouthful, but it is shaping up slowly but surely. I will try and get something up on the site with a sneak peek soon. Within a week or so I should.
I am also working on a novella of a supernatural western, Risen. I dug this out of a drive from an old computer. I was stunned finding something as fully fleshed out as I did. I think part of it was i was so concerned with trying to “fix” Mostly Human for a traditional publisher that I couldn’t get onto anything else. Now that I have it out on kindle, I have been able to move on and find other things that I had, half-finished trunk novels, pieces I want to work on, and even new ideas that have come to me. This supernatural western has a character named Cain Kurlow. Think Solomon Kane with a bit of High Plains Drifter thrown in. Once I get the final cover, yes i got a cover for it already from someone else. Another great guy that you can find here.
The third piece I am working on is called Purgatory: Ghoul. This is a serial that I am going to start putting out once a month I think. There are going to be four or five parts to each “season.” This is a paranormal adventure story, having some roots from TV shows and anime that I love. I update you on that soon. For some of you that know me and know where I got Purgatory from, yes it is from that failed TV pilot I tried to work on awhile back. I am going to put it out in serial episodes with a compilation once I am done with the whole season.
Must go, have a lot to work on now. I haven’t put up when I will release Risen or Purgatory: Ghoul, yet I will by the end of the day. Void will be coming out July 15th. Talk later all.
The past day or two, I haven’t had much time to do writing. But today is shaping up to allow for more. Currently working on the next book to come out which will be a sci-fantasy steampunk alien invasion story. It should be interesting. I will keep you up to date when I have more.
Will also post my daily word count in the next update.