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 80k estimate (20%)

Side Focus #1: Assault on Dread Fortress Paine (Post FM6 Novella) = 0k out of 30k estimate (0%)

Side Focus #2: Mancy Family Dinner (Post FM6 Novella) = 0k out of 30k estimate (0%)

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: FM1-FM6 print-on-demand editing and formatting, FM3-FM6 concordance updates

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 FM6...so 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!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Pit of No Return Discussion Thread (spoilers...duh!)

I know my fans still have trouble finding others to talk with the series about so consider this a writer free wonderland for you to chat and discuss the book with each other.