Status Updates

Status Updates

Main Focus: Foul Mouth 5 First Draft = FINISHED!!!!!! (In Editing)

Release Estimate = Late May!!!

Side Focus: Gush (Fantasy YA) Novel, First Draft = 7k out of 80k estimate (9%)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

FM5 Mini Tease #2

"I got this shit.  Assuming I can get through the casino without licking the wall for thirty minutes cuz of how tasty it looks."

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FM5 Mini Tease #1

"I don't hate you because you're rich, Welf.  I hate you because you're an asshole."

Thursday, April 9, 2015

FM5 First Draft is Done

Give me a hell yeah!

So...that took longer than I thought it would.  But, some great scenes in this book.  Can't wait to get your reactions.

For those fans who weren't around last time for FM4 or FM3 (I don't think I had fans for FM1 or FM2) what now begins is Edit Hell.  (after a week off, because i'm pretty close to being committed after that last 30k in one week)

EDIT HELL
1.  OMG I FINISHED IT EDIT - First readthrough of the whole book as you will see it with timelines flipping back and forth.
2.  OMG I'M A HORRIBLE WRITER EDIT - Rewrites and tone fixes, character changes, all the serious stuff.
3.  OMG I'M THE BEST WRITER EVER EDIT - Formatting the novel into an actual ebook formatted novel with pages breaks and "about the author" pages and other boring stuff.
4.  CRITICAL EYE EDIT - where I cut extra fluff, trim phrases to be more succinct, change vague worlds like "thing", etc.
5.  WORDS THAT SUCK EDIT - where I check on a huge list of words I know I use to much and synonyms I know I flub up in the speed of writing.  One of these words is "fuck" believe it or not.  Yes, the release version is less vulgar than the first draft!
6.  KINDLE EDIT - where I load the book onto a Kindle for the first time, this new reading experiences helps me see it anew and helps me make decisions on paragraph length and how the story flows as it looks on the page.
7.  BETA READERS - associates, family, and people I've know forever get to tell me what they think while pointing out how much I suck at noticing typos.
8.  I JUST WANT TO DIE, I HATE THIS BOOK SO MUCH, IF I HAVE TO READ THIS THING AGAIN I'LL NEVER WRITE ANOTHER ONE, BUT IF I DON'T DO THIS THEN SOME ASSHOLE WILL MAKE AN 'AT LEAST RUN SPELLCHECKER HUR HUR' JOKE BECAUSE THEY NOTICED A 'YOU'RE' INSTEAD OF 'YOUR' ON PAGE 405 EVEN THOUGH I'VE GOT THOUSANDS OF YOUR AND YOU'RES IN THE BOOK EDIT - So...self explanatory?

Then we get release.  Edit Hell usually lasts one to two months.  So release in this case can at this moment be estimated to May-June 2015.  As editing progresses I will have a smaller and smaller estimation window, until the release date is decided.

As always with Indie publishing, one of the great parts of it is that the book doesn't sit around for months waiting for copies to be printed and shipped, as soon as it is done, you will have it on your ereader!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Still Alive

Survived my family, survived the flu I got from my family.  Writing, writing, writing.  Not much else to say.  Have 3 and 1/2 chapters left to write.  Just passed 600 manuscript pages (these are shorter than normal pages usually) and 158k words.  Feel really close to the end.  Some resolutions and one climax left to get through!

Then Edit Hell.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Because I will probably be a broken mess of a human being after I push to finish this first draft.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Quick Notes #3

1.  Fuck ants.

2.  Double fuck mosquitoes.

3.  House of Cards Season 3, what a bummer that was.  I was so depressed by how bungled it was that I didn't even get through the whole thing.  Poor Claire Underwood, it took 3 seasons but eventually she became the typical television wife instead of the interesting, captivating, complex First Lady Macbeth I hoped for her.

4.  "Meet the Bonnies" has sold well over 100 copies in two weeks.  This might not seem like a lot, but for a short work it's quite spectacular by my standards.  After FM5 is finally finished and since FM6 will be an epic undertaking (yes, I'm already hyping that book!), I might put out a couple more, not sure yet.  Despite my wish not to work on them I keep having ideas for them.

5.  I had my first new idea for a brand new novel in like five years the other day, how about that?  You might read it in like twenty years if you're lucky.

6.  FM5...still writing.  Writing a lot actually.  Already wrote 3 chapters this month, with 5 to go.  What's the only thing better than Drunk King Henry?  High Out of His Fucking Mind King Henry.  I've split the chapters so much that I can't imagine needing to do it again.  It's a big book by my standards, but it's not filler.  There's a lot going on plotwise.  There's a lot going on characterwise.  King Henry is pretty stretched thin and very much ready to do some punching back.

7.  My grandfather is turning 85 this month.  This requires family commitment and a trip out of town.  I'm also still keeping myself away from the net to try to focus in on writing.  So don't expect another update this month!

8.  New Hearthstone adventure coming, woohoo!