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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) = 20k out of 35k estimate (57%)

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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Quick Notes #16

1.  Been a long 10 days.  No writing.  Lots of family stuff.

2.  Family stuff will continue to be a thing in the coming months, no idea if it will affect my writing time or not yet.  It's serious, it's private, I'm fine, that's all I can tell you at the moment.

3.   Going to dive back into FM6 today, with the school story.  Trying for a nice sized push before Witcher Blood and Wine comes out on the 31st and sucks me into that ravaged countryside yet again.

4.  FM2 is going to be free for the first time ever next week, so here's hoping for some more new fans.

5.  I'm considering dropping the "The Foul Mouth and" part of the titles just to clean things up.  More for length than any idea of content, since the cursing will continue in glorious fashion, always!  Hard to fit the whole thing on a cover or in an ad basically.

6.  Vikings season 4 had a ten year time jump in it.  Always love seeing a series take a risk like that.  Also gives me hope it will continue beyond Ragnar.

7.  Hot but not as hot as it can get might be the worst kind of hot.  Fresno summers, just so much fun.

8.  Don't imagine I'll be very active in the comments over the next months, but will try to remember to post another occasional quick notes for you lot.

9 comments:

  1. Glad to see you are alive and well!

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  3. Family should always come first, we can wait, and wish the best for you in the meantime. As for shortening the titles I can see that...maybe instead of taking it out completely, shorten it to just FM, or else how would u distinguish that it is a King Henry book? BTW, I love the look of the covers, they just kinda fit. Don't forget, if you need a distraction, Warcraft is coming June 10th.

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    1. My problem has always been having TOO many distractions! Not sure about the Warcraft movie, am oddly looking forward to the stupid fun the new Independence Day movie will bring though. Probably has to do with being 13 when I saw the first one over and over and over again.

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  4. Best to you and your family. The Foul Mouth has been an icon for all of us but a little change up for attracting new fans sounds fine. Any changes to the covers makes me nervous unless we can get access to the old artwork if they update our book files on Kindle. My time sink is coming soon with No Man's Sky, fighting for play time with it against my son may give me some time to read...

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    1. Waiting on reviews on that one, not sure if they can hold up to all the hype. In the same genre if a different type of game, I've been playing the new Paradox 4x, Stellaris and could see that baby doing some major damage in the years to come. Few things more fun than building your own star federation! Or alien slave-based empire....

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  5. Good luck with the family stuff.

    I don't see the "TFM&" bit on Kindle cover view. On list view, the King Henry bit in parentheses identifies the series well enough. Though you may have to start referring to KH1 etc instead of FM if you go that route.

    If you are at it, could you please number all the Shorts? You have Meet the Bonnies as 6, but I can never remember the order of the others....

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    1. Will try to remember to do that. They should be in order on any of the Books By pages at the start of the novels by the way. Should probably do up a recommended reading order list for the info page one day too...

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  6. Cant wait for FM6 but family is more important. Also I like the "Foul Mouth" portion of the titles. If its goes away, I will be sad. However I will still devour all the same. Good luck!

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