Status Updates

Status Updates

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

Saturday, July 23, 2016

WAAAAAAAAAY Over Halfway Done

Used to be that when I wrote FM books I'd start with the school story, write it, then switch to the mainline.  On finishing the school story, I'd write my halfway done post and I'd actually be halfway done.

Just a BIT more muddled nowadays with me switching back and forth to help speed up the writing (which for some reason it does, don't try to explain it), but I just finished the school story of FM6, so there!

We are, of course, much farther than halfway, about 4/5th done actually, with 5 chapters of the mainline left to finish.  Having outlined said chapters they are the craziest, most epic, OMFG five continously awesome chapters I'll have yet written in my career, so...we're ending it on a bang!

As to the school story...being honest...I still have a soft spot for FM3s Winter War as my favorite, but this one has some great scenes, including probably the best first chapter in school story history.  Also some INSANITY with mentimancy, finally!  Plus lots of baked goods and maybe even some pegging.  At least in KH's imagination.

So...going forward:  3 to 7 days mini vacation through this next heatwave.  Doing a pre edit on all the mainline chapters I've written so far.  Writing the final 5 chapters.  Month or two of Edit Hell.  Then release.

Getting closer!

SO CLOSE!

10 comments:

  1. Glad to hear things are going well! You've mentioned the school story has been tough to write. It must be a big relief to have finished it.

    Playing overwatch on your vacation?

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    1. It's hard because it's the most "prequel" of them, in that you've all gotten tidbits about these events and will be ahead of KH in the telling. Also, I'm very boxed in by what I've already written, one line in particular in FM5 made me want to scream knowing how much easier the ending of FM6's School story would be if I hadn't put it in.

      No Overwatch. Kinda just stopped playing it after 2 weeks. Really liked it, just...I don't know, got distracted and never went back. Did reward myself by buying Hearts of Iron 4 finally. Outside of that, trying to relax with lots of TV. Watched 6 episodes of Stranger Things today. So so great. Easily my favorite new show since Mr Robot last year.

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  2. I love the updates! I really look forward to the release.

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  3. Good to hear. I feel you on the heatwave. Brutal

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  4. Good to hear. I feel you on the heatwave. Brutal

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  5. I think we need to start a GoFundMe campaign to get Richard a reliable air conditioner. That way he won't have any excuse not to be writing. Win Win all round

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    1. There's ALWAYS another excuse to not be writing!

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  6. No doubt realising the irony of writing there's always an excuse not to be writing πŸ˜€

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