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New novel out…

Varnadore_VOID EMISSARY_ebook

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.

 

 

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Void Emissary Update

Hey everyone.  I am hard at work on Void Emissary.  The first edit is done and I am already working on the re-write.  It will take a few days or so.  Then, sending it out to some beta readers and editors.  I will have it on Amazon by July 15th.  I will also be using a neat app on this site to make short posts on how much I have finished on the re-write.  Stay tuned.

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Update on Void Emissary…

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.

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A small change of publishing schedule…

Things are coming a little fast in my life at the moment.  I have to cancel my Purgatory: Ghoul serial launch as of now.  I will still be working on it, yet I need to push it back maybe a month or so.  I am still shooting to have Risen out when I have it listed, and Void Emissary is stalled and waiting for the book cover and some inspiration to get back to it.  But I will have those two out when I have said.  Just a small change is all.  And, now, back to sleep and then more writing and editing tomorrow.

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It’s over 9,000!

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…

Right?

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June 1st

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.

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Mostly Human in paperback

Hey everyone, now you can get my first novel, Mostly Human, in paperback on Amazon here.  I would of course love for my fans to but one.

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Working

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.

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And now for some shameless self promotion…

Hey all, guess what just got published on Amazon…Cryo!  So, I thought I would tell you all.  Enjoy!

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So…

After finishing up with Cryo, which will be on Amazon and other sites by the weekend, I find I need to move away from the noir a little bit. I was planning on launching another series, an urban fantasy noir in the same vein as Dresden Files and Mercy Thompson, but I just can’t do it. I am working on several other things. One of them is a steampunk sci-fantasy thing. And a paranormal serial called Purgatory. I will keep you all up to date on it. I will still have something on July 15th. The serial will be either a weekly or every other week. It will be about ten episodes long, and I think about five “seasons” worth.

Until then, talk to you all later.

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