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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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Quick Notes #23

1.  Still working hard on FM6.  Split a chapter in two, halfway through the second part, so 4 and a half chapters left to write.  Pretty beefy chapters, pretty OMG chapters that the whole book has been building to.  I keep hoping that some amazing burst of writing will emerge out of me and I'll magically finish the book in a week, but so far no fairy dust or rainbow dreams to be had.  Just me slowly banging my head against the wall scene by scene.

2.  It's a weird situation where I'm writing at a very acceptable (even above acceptable) level but acceptable is going to land release right on Christmas (or near enough).  I don't know, maybe I shouldn't be so scared of that.  Maybe it will help sells if everyone has Amazon gift cards lying around and thousands upon thousands of people just got a new kindle.

3.  Doesn't help that my personal life is a country western song at the moment.  Guess I should look on the bright side:  no girlfriend around, so she can't possibly break up with me!

4.  Looks like the 100 degree weather is in the past at least.  Heatwave this weekend when it's ALMOST OCTOBER is only expected to reach 97!  Woohoo!

5.  Just an FYI that the estimate for FM6 is probably off and we'll be going slightly over.  So 100% might not be 100%.  Don't worry, when I finish the first draft I will be on here strutting around and doing a little dance.

6.  Yeah, yeah, I'm hanging on the dark humor to get by at the moment.  Don't mind me.  Lot to be excited about with this book.  So many scenes and revelations I can't wait to hear your thoughts on.  So many jokes I can't wait to hear you laughed at.  Release is closer than ever.  Just, in the final stretch and the book is consuming me.  No energy to spare for blog posts!  Especially no energy to spare for cheer-leading!

7.  Back to the mad scientist lab!

9 comments:

  1. Go Richard! Hang in there. Can't wait too get FM6. Love your work!

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  2. A Christmas release would be awesome. Hanging out with the Foul Mouth is the perfect antidote to too much holiday cheer.

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  3. U are a great story teller. Keep chugging it out!!!

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  4. Can't wait but will. Sounds like it going to take a few rereads of it to digest it all!

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    1. There's so much in this book it overwhelms me. Zero filler in 800 pages. If it's there it needs to be there for either this story or the ones to come. Just back to back important character conflicts and resolutions after another. Suppose the types that just wants action scenes might have a reason to complain, but that's never been the staple of this series in my mind.

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  5. Go, R.R., go! And I'm asking for Amazon cards for my birthday, five days before Christmas, so I'll be prepared!

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  6. I've started the full series re-read. I can't wait for December, keep it up man!

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  7. I've always thought that Amazon should have a button to register that you were desperately waiting for the release of a book. This would give authors a bit of encouragement to crack on during the gruelling slog to finish. I know you can pre-order books, but they should have a 'desperately waiting' option as well for those still a few months away.

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    1. Following an author on Goodreads kind of works like that. They'll let you know about an author's new releases too or if one of their books is on sale.

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