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

Main Focus: Gush (Fantasy Action/Aventure YA) Novel, First Draft = 16k out of 100k estimate (16%)

Side Focus #1: Assault on Dread Fortress Paine (Post FM6 Novella) = 6k out of 30k estimate (20%)

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, August 18, 2016

Quick Notes #22

1.  200k!  The Pit of No Return is now officially the longest FM book ever AND the longest book I've ever written.  My hopes are that it will keep these titles for a long while, although FM7 could get close and I imagine FM12 when we get to it one day will be very hefty. Digitally speaking...

2.  Completed my pre-edit.  Fixed a ton of little problems, no big problems I can see, no need for rewrties, all looking great.  So pleased with this novel, really proud of it.  Make you laugh, make you cry, pump you up, SO SO SO much information revealed.  Now it's just all about sticking the landing.

3.  Have started working on the last five chapters.  Should be big chapters, about 10k each, so we're right on schedule with the estimate.  About 3k into Session 176 as we speak.  Tons going on in it, just like any chapter in this book.  I think you guys are going to be shocked when you see just how packed this book is. I mean, it shocks ME sometimes and I wrote it.  Not exactly meainginlessly "action" packed, but then I don't think this series focuses on that.  When action does happen it happens for a reason, the stakes are high and the consequences are serious.  Just moments and scenes and lots of great stuff you've been waiting for.  Heck I've been waiting for some of this since I started the series.

4.  I'm trying to write a lot, laptop is always open, the PS4 and my kindle are dusty, but this is the worst time of the year for it.  It's hot, the air is horrible, half of California is ON FIRE.  Seriously, most I've written in August or September ever is 16k words.  So I'm fighting history here and trying to do better, but also trying to remind myself not to expect any miracles! Oh if only books finished themselves...

5.  TV?  What's TV?

6.  Video games?  Heard about them...all I do is write, edit, ruminate, and watch hearthstone on YouTube anymore...

7.  Everyone seemed to like the chapter sample...that was good...

8.  FAN QUESTION OF THE MONTH:  What Foul Mouth mystery/moment are you most looking forward to seeing solved/play out?

16 comments:

  1. The reunion with Susan for sure.

    A part of me kinda wants to know the details around the staff of rebirth, but I also like how referencing it has become almost a inside joke. Same goes for the strippers. It's almost funnier not knowing the details.

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  2. Who he married! And hoping ever so much it is better than How I Met Your Mothers ending!!!

    Bet yeah finding out what happened to Susan would be next.

    :)

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  3. Pretty sure KHP is going to get it on with Miranda at some point - I can see it building up.

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    1. No doubt. The seeds for that started becoming more obvious when she took him in at the end of the first encounter with Paine, I thought.

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  4. I'm fine with waiting for the mysteries to be revealed in due time. Mostly, I want KHP to go rescue Anne B. And move past Val once and for all. :)

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  5. Yeah pretty interested in seeing him cope with latent Miranda attraction. Their interactions are pure gold, both comedic and sober. Miranda book 7 hype?

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  6. Return of Val. None of this Miranda stuff.

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  7. Wondering if this is the book that we will be told Val is the fire Maximus. Book 5 gave the clues... just wanting it confirmed already.

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  8. This is a hard one I'm torn between a few of them. 1. Hope i know she is kinda a background character but i would love to see how the react to each other now. 2. I am on the Miranda hype train for the next book cant wait to see how that all turns out. 3 Anne B. has always been one of my favorite of KHP's friends and can't wait to get her back into the story. 4. The whole Susan thing has because a rereading bet with a few friends of mine on whose guess is right kinda this so cant wait to see which one of us is right.

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  9. Oh, I'd like to hear more about Plutarch, too.

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  10. Susan is probably my first choice, but I am SO waiting for some Miranda action! I know it's coming...

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  11. Completely off-topic but I'm having a Facebook discussion about it at the moment - what's the inspiration for the name Meteyos? Awaiting a response from my old Latin and Greek tutor, but figured I could just as well go to the source ;)

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    1. It's just a rearrangement and slight manipulation of Yosemite. I prefer to use local names of natural wonders or phenomenon for fairies, slightly altered. Yosemite comes from the Miwok phase for the people who inhabited the valley, literally The Killers, which is how you also get the title Killer of Fools. I like the idea that perhaps the presence of the supernatural being and their name managed to shape the language itself, again showing a slight drift over time.

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  12. More detective Rivera? Also what if susan has gotten all stockholm syndrome with Paine and is also a mancer and has had his kid and wants KHP's mantle for his little heir

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