Status Updates

Status Updates

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

Main Focus: Gush (Fantasy Action/Aventure YA) Novel, First Draft = 21k out of 100k estimate (21%)

Side Focus #1: Assault on Dread Fortress Paine (Post FM6 Novella) = 12k out of 30k estimate (40%)

Side Focus #2: Mancy Family Dinner (Post FM6 Novella) = 7k out of 30k estimate (23%)

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

Thursday, February 27, 2014

FM4 Cover and Blurb

Coverage:
Ohh!  Ahh!  Red!

Blurbage:
King Henry Price almost died last time around.  Meteyos and the Curator, the crazy just keeps on growing in his life.  Entities in the One-in-a-Million World want answers.  Ceinwyn Dale and the Lady might be easily misled with half-truths, but another power is older, wiser, and far less human. 
The Divine Court of the vampires calls, King Henry Price.  Who could possibly be sent to come and collect you?

Monday, February 24, 2014

FM4 First Sentence, Edit Update, Possible Release Date

First Sentence:  Some days you get lucky.

Bonus Second Sentence:  Some days you wake up next to the girl of your dreams.

I'll have a sample chapter for you fans in about a week.  No rewrites are needed for this book, just beta reading and typo hunting and some clean up on my part.  Looks like it should be a very quick editing period.  You know I don't like to give 100% sure dates but I got to say, end of March is looking very possible.  Going to try to aim for the 25th, we'll see if I can manage it.

I'm proud of this one.  I think it's less written for the reader looking for a quick entertaining read, and more focused on the fan that really digs and rereads and is interested in all the world-building and character histories than the books that have come before.  Lots of juicy info on Annie B, Ceinwyn, and the Vamps in this book and I like how it all ended up.

Wish me luck on finishing it up!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

FM4 Done

Done.

Done.

Done.

If you remember from last time we still have a Second Draft, a Conversion Draft, Beta Reading, and the Final Draft to go in the next six to eight weeks but...

DONE!

As always with Indie publishing the time frame is in estimates and not a sure release date months after everything is finished and being printed but...this all said:  looks like we're aiming at April as the likeliest release month, MAYBE sneaking into the very, very end of March, but only if things go super well.

There's a couple small scenes I'd like to add to the book as far as rewrites goes but I should know more after my first full read through of the book.  Not expecting anything huge, just a bunch of small tweaks.

Probably have a sample chapter for you guys in a couple-three-ish weeks too, so there's that!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Way More Than Halfway Done

Usually I like to make a halfway done post when I finished one storyline in the King Henry books.  Of course, usually I write one and then the other and when the first is finished it is the halfway point in the writing process.

Not so this time around.  To begin, I started writing the mainline earlier due to frustration with the school-line and then the school-line itself was ripped out and turned into "Griefing".  So for the first time ever in a FM book I finished the mainline first.  Yup, it's done.  Well, minus all that hard work editing and you know, the stuff that turns a sketch into a painting but...just let me bask in the sunlight for awhile, damn it!

FM4 currently sits at 18 chapters finished, 3 chapters to go, 421 pages and 108,000 words.  As you can guess, the 120k estimate I re-estimated after the original 100k estimate got blown past as well.  Now we're looking more like 130k-140k once all is said and done.

I'm really drained after the end of this mainline.  It's a very emotional ending.  It's also not how Richard Raley would've reacted in the situation but it's very much a King Henry thing to do.  I won't tease you any more than that.

So, 3 more chapters, 6-8 weeks of editing and formatting and typo hunting and all that suckage I hate doing, then FM4 will be out.  April to June is the estimate (look above to remind yourself how good my estimation skills are) with May again as the most likely date.

After that I'll be going right into finishing "Rockets" and starting on Gush.

And FM5 one day...all I can tell you about FM5 is it's going to be a very fun novel.  Mostly because you're all going to be depressed after FM4 and need the pick me up.

Okay, done teasing.

Promise.