Status Updates

Status Updates

The Glassbreaker Goes Home (FM6.75) is OUT!!!

Main Focus #1: FM7 School Story = 22k out of 100k estimate (22%)

Main Focus #2: FM7 Main Story = 10k out of 200k estimate (5%)

Back Burner #1: Vicky Welf and the Mancy Masquerade (FM6.99???) 17k out of 60k estimate (28%)

Back Burner #2: Super Secret Awesome Project (in outline phase)

Ugly Step Child: Gush (Fantasy Action/Adventure) Novel, First Draft = 21k out of 100k estimate (21%)

Other Stuff I Need to Get To: FM3-FM6 concordance updates

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

No Updates Really...Just Life Shit

At least not for the parts you're really interested in as I'm not writing at the moment.

Not even like...Being Lazy not writing or Playing Video Games not writing, like...Did Not Get a Chance to Open Up My Laptop kind of not writing.  For all of December and this first week of January and...let's hope it ends soon, but who knows?

The family illness is still going, so on one end...Grandpa is a BAMF and he's still fighting.  On the other end...hurts to see him in pain and terrifies us all every time he needs surgery.  Or the latest a couple weeks ago which was an emergency blood transfusion.  And would he let anyone go with him to it?  No.  Drove himself and then drove back, cuz...BAMF.

I could type out paragraphs and paragraphs about how the family is coping or not coping.  Me...I don't know.  If I get through the day without a panic attack or tearing up then I'm pretty happy.  That's my measuring stick for life at the moment.  I've also been sick twice, saw a doctor for the first time in 17 years, and get to enjoy these lovely high blood pressure pills that make me urinate every hour on the hour.  Look at me, I'm a grown-up now!

But, I suppose it's better this way than it was before.  Also have a bunch of niggling little problems with me that look like they'll be taken care of this year, but I won't go into details because is there any more eye-rolling conversation than one where a person starts talking about all their stupid health problems?

I'm not going to implode at any second, I suppose you'll have to settle for that.

So yeah, doctors and plagues, and family stuff.

Never felt this disconnected from my own writing before.  I am doing a reread on the series, started with the school side.  Idea being that I'll finish it hopefully as things calm down and be able to quickly blast out the school half of FM7.  The War to End all Wars as I call it.

Funnily enough the best part of my life at the moment is my sales, which are about 3x higher than they usually are due to my advertising run with Amazon.  So that's awesome I suppose and as always I'm sure all of you that have left so many nice reviews over the years have helped in your own way with getting those clicks in, so thanks for that.

Other than that...still here.  This year will be another tough one, maybe the toughest, and then here's hoping we get a very boring decade or two so I can write a bunch of books every year.

Cuz...King Henry still has a lot to say.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Super Quick Update

Staying away from the net and writing an okay-ish amount, though I still haven't engaged Mad Scientist mode as of yet.  Hope everyone else is enjoying the cooler temperatures as much as I am!

Focusing on the main story at the moment.  Some catch up for all the horrible no good, evil readers who didn't read the last two side novels and are going to be so very confused of course, but also a very fun opening scene!

So many fun scenes I get to write in this one!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Usual September Malaise

Just a quick update to tell you I haven't got much done this month, as is usual for September.

Some family stuff, birthday blues, and some really horrible allergies have been the cause this year.  So...I'm a bit cranky about it all.

Sales for GBGH have been really good for a novella and reviews have been great, so no complaints there.  My advertising run is continuing to bring in new fans to the series as well, so business wise, I suppose I'm happy.  If my eyes would just stop twitching and watering long enough for me to sit in front of a computer screen for longer than half a hour, everything would be peachy!

Did manage to reformat and upload all my novels to my kindle and I'm planning to reread the whole series for the first time in 3 or 4 years.  I have a really good memory for small details, but even I need refreshers!  Might do a "ReRead With RR" if any of you are interested in following along with me, not sure yet.  Like, discussion on a few chapters at a time.  Knowing me I'll get sidetracked with writing and put it on hold as I play with the newest sparkly scene I need to imagine.

Also, as I've mentioned before, there's an illness in my family that's been very stressful and has taken up a lot my emotional energy over the last couple years.  I've known it was terminal for about a year now...which was why LAST September was extra shitty...but we're now talking months until they pass, maybe not even until the end of the year, so...things could get really rough very soon and I hope you all continue to be very understanding of the situation.  Well, at least I can blame those tears on the allergies...

Other than that, I'm just muddling along, thinking about how FM7 should go together, and doing my usual.

Need a haircut...got the full Einstein afro going at the moment...

Do like the first sentence for FM7 that I came up with.

No, I'm not going to tell you yet!

Okay, okay.  Fine.  But you're just torturing yourselves.

FM7 first sentence:  "Congratulations, you have Anima Madness."

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

GBGH Spoiler Discussion

 A safe space to air all those naughty spoiler thoughts you just have to get out into the open.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Glassbreaker Goes Home *Release* Thread

Button will be pressed 6PM my time, then it's in Amazon's hands.

Talk, chat, whine, get hyped here!

Blurb:
King Henry Price returns to his childhood home for a family dinner following the events of "The Foul Mouth and the Pit of No Return."   Yup, that's it.  Nothing else going on.  
No girlfriend meeting his father for the first time.  No recused sister back in his life after having been missing for a decade.  No other sister married to a werecoyote gangster with a freshly born grandchild to show off. 
Especially no vampires.  
I promise.
Choice Beta Reader Reactions:

"Fantastic writing, as per usual. I found myself having to stop plowing through the reading and actively thinking about looking for issues more so than trying to see what happened next. My body is so ready for the next book(s)." 
"I genuinely laughed out loud at a few places during my readthrough. In bed. At 5AM. You shit ;P" 
"You hit me in the feels when ***** asshole! Reading at Longhorns with wet eyes was Awesome!" 
"I feel dumb saying that I loved it, because I love virtually anything KH related. But I did. I loved the stuff with Val, pretty much all of it."

Beta read caught only 75 typos/mistakes this time, so either I'm getting better or it was just a fluke of the universe.  Do want to note that I did listen to the complaint about their being no chapters with the last novella, so this one does have them.  Other than that, I wasn't sick this go around so the edit went a lot smoother and was more in depth.  I think it's a fun piece of King Henry content, hopefully you do too.  There's a couple scenes I laughed at every time I read it and a couple I always teared up over so...enjoy!

In a few hours...

I'm on to the next one, whatever it may be ;)

Update:  Submitted!

Update #2:  That was quick!  Linkage = The Glassbreaker Goes Home