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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

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Looking Forward at 2017

So, right out of the gate: don't expect FM7 until very late in 2018 at the earliest.

I published 1,100 pages of content this year.  If you are unsure:  THAT'S A FUCKTON.  I am in no place mentally to immediately go into working on FM7, not even close to it.  Even parts of FM6 started to show some rust, especially the editing process.  There are whole weeks and even months of 2016 that I just can't remember.  It took a lot out of me and I need time to recover.

Of course, I'm a writer, so I will write because writing is just what I do, just not as obsessively and on different, smaller subjects.

So far the line up is Gush, my action adventure fantasy following Ullie and Merr in their attempt to survive the Great Course, two KH novellas, FINALLY getting around to the print on demand versions, King Henry Book Pack One which will be FM1-3 at a cheaper price than sold separately,  probably starting FM7s school story (the last one!), and another project I'm going to leave super secret for now, but I'm incredibly excited about starting.

So...lots of stuff!  Just smaller and at a slower pace as I recover.  There will also be a personal issue continuing to play out this year.  It's not me, I'm fine, but...shits not fun, yo!  I'll continue to ask you to respect my privacy on the issue and to please be understanding as it plays out.  Just know if there are weeks or even months where entertaining people doesn't seem that important to me, that will be the reason why.

Oh, the first novella is going to be called Assault on Dread Fortress Paine and will feature Eva and T-Bone POVs.  Probably be 20 to 30k long if I had to guess.  It will take place barely a day or two after FM6 and I think you can guess the plot from the title.  The second will be two stories working together, a couple weeks after FM6.  One will be called Welf Family Gala and the other will be called Price Family Shitshow.  A T-Bone POV for the first as Vicky visits home and not sure if I'll stay with KH for the second or maybe try someone else.

As usual, whatever I write, it will be a damn good story!

8 comments:

  1. *sob* ... I will be counting til the end of 2018 and looking forward to the novellas. Looking forward to seeing Gush finished. Glad to hear the private turmoil is not you and you are fine--hoping for the best possible outcome in that situation. Personal stuff definitely does suck. We're getting ready to start the 4 trials for the 4 jackasses who murdered my brother 2 years ago, so that will distract me for a bit as I await FM7. Here's to hoping you get all refreshed and start burning up the keyboard soon. :)

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  2. Get your brain back man! FM6 rocked, take your time and enjoy the process as best you can. Looking forward to whatever you put out. Have a happy new year and I hope the personal stuff works out for you.

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  3. FM6 was huge! I bet working on some shorter stuff will feel great. The Gush teaser at the end of FM6 made me look forward to it, though given the number of people who died in the opening it seems a bit hardcore for the YA designation!

    Typically I haven't enjoyed novellas just because the short length leaves me unsatisfied, but I've liked your shorts. They still leave me hankering for more, but the stories are really fun and informative so they feel substantial enough.

    These days there are not many things that really make me excited. Getting too jaded in my old age I guess. But I'm always on tender hooks waiting for your next book! Thanks for keeping things interesting.

    Happy New Year!

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  4. Stay frosty, umfaan.
    (From your Fresno descriptions, I get that it is hard, but do your best.)

    And if the offer to beta Gush is still open, I am down.

    Oooh, if someone gets mean to you, gets in your face because you rest, can't keep their shit out of your shit etc. let any of us know and we will glitterbomb the twat into submision. Yea?

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  5. FM6 was great and I look forward to seeing what projects you cook up during 2017. If you are feeling oh so generous, I really liked the Foul Mouth Facts blog posts from awhile back. They were interesting and scratched the itch until the next King Henry fix was available. Thank you for all your great work this year. I wish you a happy and successful new year!

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  6. Thanks for having a ft (fuckton) of work out, I like series and yours is great fun! I'll have fun passing on reccommendations and rereading. Hope your continuing income from these publications sweetens and eases your passage...
    Perhaps visit an area with a cooler climate... Sf&f conventions can be fun and tax write offs and an opportunity to scout and enjoy other parts of the country, even into CA.

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  7. Val POV for the Price portion of the short? Man that would be excellent... outsiders looking in on the crazy that is the Welf and Price family reunions.

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  8. I vote for Old Man Price POV. Let's see what's going through his head when his kids come by for a visit.

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