Status Updates

Status Updates

The Pit of No Return (FM6) is OUT!!!

Main Focus: Gush (Fantasy Action/Aventure YA) Novel, First Draft = 16k out of 100k estimate (16%)

Side Focus #1: Assault on Dread Fortress Paine (Post FM6 Novella) = 5k out of 30k estimate (17%)

Side Focus #2: Mancy Family Dinner (Post FM6 Novella) = 3k out of 30k estimate (10%)

Back Burner #1: FM7 School Story = 0k out of 80k estimate (0%)

Back Burner #2: Super Secret Awesome Project

Other Stuff I Need to Get To: FM3-FM6 concordance updates

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Writing Break Continues Quick Notes

1.  So yeah, I'm still taking it easy on the writing front, even if the urge is growing.  Lots of turning on the laptop and looking at blank pages thinking about how I could write and sometimes I even do burst out a quick few paragraphs, but nothing much at the moment.

2.  Finished up all the formatting on King Henry Box Set One, which will be coming out sometime in March.

3.  Paid my taxes, yay?

4.  Have completed the formatting on the print-on-demand versions, not sure when I'll get around to putting them through Createspace, but some serious progress on that front.

5.  New covers!  I've tasked the team at Deranged Doctor Design to craft six covers for the main King Henry books.  They'll be ready and should roll out August to September.

6.  Have jury duty in April, boo!

7.  A lesser known King Henry classmate will be in the first novella I'm working on, along with Tyson and a much more well known classmate, do know that much so far.

8.  No estimates on when it or Gush or really anything will be done.

9.  Here's hoping my brain starts working soon!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Life of Raley

So, what have I been up to?

Mostly nothing.  Still relaxing, planning, and doing some good ol' ruminating on the books and stories I'm planning to work on in the next couple years.  Pretty sure I know exactly how to start FM7 now, also came to a rather important realization on how FM9 should end once we get that far in the series.  These are tiny epiphanies, but very important to the process and ones that are very hard to have when you're focused 110% on a project, and a good reason why taking a break can be the best thing you can do before diving in.

That said, I have been keeping busy with "busy" work.  I've made covers for the two novellas meant to release this year, as well as a new cover for FM5.5 in the same style.  Did a cover and formated King Henry Box Set One, which will be coming out in March.  Basically FM1 to FM3 sold together at a lower price, so nothing you fans will need, but a good deal for newbies.  I've finally formated print on demand versions for the series as well and have two of the six covers finished.  Expect them soonish.  I hope!  A more concrete soonish than ever before at least!

I did another round on the net looking for a professional cover artist and did find one I like this time, will look into it more when I get some money from FM6's sales.

Other than games, movies, TV shows.

Been sick for the last couple weeks.  YAY asthma + respiratory virus!

Am planning to start in on the novellas and Gush in Feb, so hopefully those status updates start moving!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Current Remaining King Henry Titles

Please be aware these do change.  FM2 was once "The Hairy Stoners" and FM6 was originally "The Artificial Court".  FM7 has actually already changed from the one I put in the FM6 also written list.  But, this is the plan for now!

FM7 = The Runaway Rumble

FM8 = The Black Bird Bash

FM9 = The Six Realm Drop

FM10 = The Last True Dale

FM11 = The Queen's Revenge

FM12 = The Asylum Ascendant

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Post FM6 Quick Notes

1.  Profits up 40% so far this release, but new fans finding the series is down about the same amount.  Will have to see how it plays out, but I'll probably end up making about what I did on FM5 again once FM6 sales start dropping and fewer FM1 to FM5 sales rise to replace it.

2.  Which a lot of Indies would kill for, so I'll refrain from whining, even if part of me thinks millions of people should be reading this series.

3.  The one OMG yes part of this release is Kindle Unlimited.  I get 7 dollars every time someone burrows and finishes good!

4.  23 reviews so far, 22 of them five stars.  1 three star that said the book felt like a pity party that I think was actually meant for FM5...not sure.  FM5?  Total pity pary.  FM6?  No pity, just awesome.  Try not to pay TOO much attention to reviews for fear of being driven insane trying to find meaning in the chaos.

5.  THOUGH, did notice FM1 is at 195 reviews now, how cool is that?  Almost at the big 200.  Remember when I had to hock free copies at bloggers to get them, do not miss those days at all!

6.  I've read three books since I finished FM6...such a weird feeling...reading...might have to do more of it.

7.  Wrote 500 words on one of the novellas yesterday and my brain is hurting again...

8.  What's this?  FINAL FANTASY 15 in my hands?  Let's do this shit!  See you all in a month!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Looking Forward at 2017

So, right out of the gate: don't expect FM7 until very late in 2018 at the earliest.

I published 1,100 pages of content this year.  If you are unsure:  THAT'S A FUCKTON.  I am in no place mentally to immediately go into working on FM7, not even close to it.  Even parts of FM6 started to show some rust, especially the editing process.  There are whole weeks and even months of 2016 that I just can't remember.  It took a lot out of me and I need time to recover.

Of course, I'm a writer, so I will write because writing is just what I do, just not as obsessively and on different, smaller subjects.

So far the line up is Gush, my action adventure fantasy following Ullie and Merr in their attempt to survive the Great Course, two KH novellas, FINALLY getting around to the print on demand versions, King Henry Book Pack One which will be FM1-3 at a cheaper price than sold separately,  probably starting FM7s school story (the last one!), and another project I'm going to leave super secret for now, but I'm incredibly excited about starting.

So...lots of stuff!  Just smaller and at a slower pace as I recover.  There will also be a personal issue continuing to play out this year.  It's not me, I'm fine, but...shits not fun, yo!  I'll continue to ask you to respect my privacy on the issue and to please be understanding as it plays out.  Just know if there are weeks or even months where entertaining people doesn't seem that important to me, that will be the reason why.

Oh, the first novella is going to be called Assault on Dread Fortress Paine and will feature Eva and T-Bone POVs.  Probably be 20 to 30k long if I had to guess.  It will take place barely a day or two after FM6 and I think you can guess the plot from the title.  The second will be two stories working together, a couple weeks after FM6.  One will be called Welf Family Gala and the other will be called Price Family Shitshow.  A T-Bone POV for the first as Vicky visits home and not sure if I'll stay with KH for the second or maybe try someone else.

As usual, whatever I write, it will be a damn good story!