Talk about a weight off my shoulders. Of course I had BETROTHAL even before I got around to FOUL MOUTH, so it's not strictly the sophomore jinx, but this was a tough one. Mostly because so much of what's going on is set up work for the later novels in the series and the contained plots keep blowing up in our hero's face. How does one write a novel about mistakes and failure without the novel itself becoming a failure? It's a conundrum, but one I think solved. There's a lot of great scenes in this one. Maybe thee outright funniest scene I've written so far in my writing career.
Next up will be three to four months of editing. Maybe one rewrite on a chapter. Nothing huge. Which means...May? I guess. Hard to have a firm release date as an Indie.
The Foul Mouth and the Cat Killing Coyotes, coming soon to a Kindle near you.
Main Focus: Gush (Fantasy Action/Adventure) Novel, First Draft = 21k out of 100k estimate (21%)
Side Focus #1: Assault on Dread Fortress Paine (Post FM6 Novella?) = 40k out of 50k estimate (80%)
Side Focus #2: The Glassbreaker Goes Home (Post FM6 Novella) = 26k out of 40k estimate (65%)
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