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

Friday, October 21, 2016

Have you read FM 5.5 yet?

KING HENRY AND THE THREE LITTLE TRIPS did far better than any other side work I've published, but not anywhere near what normal novels do.  So I know there are quite a few of you that skipped it thinking it was no big deal.

Can't say it was a BIG deal, but it was a deal.  It has a lot of info a fan of the series would want to know.  Info that when I release the mainline sample chapter for FM6 sometime next month will immediately be spoiled, including a character's death.

So consider this your final warning, buy that book now if you want to read it fresh and unspoiled.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Been Awhile Since I Gave A FM6 Tease

"You are not free, Artificer Price.  Your master has merely lost you for a time as you have gone wayward.  Even if you somehow succeed at defeating the censure, she will reclaim you in the process and she is not likely to let go of your chains a second time.  Your life as you knew it before is over one way or the other, surely you see that?"

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Am Working FYI

So the status bar can be awesome for you fans, but this is a case where it seems like nothing is happening when in reality a whole lot is happening.

Basically I'm working on my second draft at the moment.  Yes, two chapters still need to be written, but I realized I wanted to change a character motivation that's been troubling me that deals with those chapters, plus three before it.  So I'm going through the whole book in prep for the finale.

So far I'm 9 chapters in, so far so good.  I'm very happy with what I've seen, no need to change much, just pruning a bit here or there, small improvements and the like, typos as always, ALREADY.  We hates the typos.  First time I've even seen the book as a book and not as two separate stories, so that's always fun to view and to manipulate where and when you lot will get those lovely cliff hangers in time.

8 more chapters of that to get through.  Plus 3 with partial rewrites, 2 to write, and like 7 I've never even done a readthrough on since I finished them (including the 3 that need partial changes).  So yeah, whole lot of work and not a bit of it shows on the status bar.

Just wanted you all to know.

Close and closer to release, step by step.

Back to the mad scientist lab!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Quick Notes #24

1.  I've already written 20k this month.  My mind is currently mush.

2.  Under 3 chapters to go.  The last conclusion chapter and the BIG FUCKING BATTLE of the book basically.  Well, of the series so far actually.  You fans ready to go over power level 9000?

3.  Of course, finishing the first draft is just the start.  Still have Edit Hell after that.  The first half of the novel is extremely solid.  Second half is on a weak foundation since I really haven't spent time editing it yet.  Looking to do at least two more drafts before release, plus formatting, plus copy editting.

4.  Damn am I proud of this novel though.  Maybe I'm delusional, but even with some of what I need to fix or tune, there's so much good stuff in this one.  I mean, if it makes the author laugh and tear up while reading, what's it going to do to you fans?

5.  That said, if you're emotionally dead inside, a cynical husk of a human being with the emotional development of a potato that only wants fight scenes with wise cracking super hero wizards...Probably shouldn't get too hyped.

6.  Taking the next couple days off.  Have new X Men, Warcraft, Jungle Book, and new Star Trek just waiting to be streamed, plus a few more episodes of Luke Cage to watch.  So there!

7.  Still not sure on release but aiming in December, probably 2nd to the 19th long as nothing weird happens.

Update:  2 TO GO.  Last scene of this book...HOLY FUCKBALLS!