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 = 7k out of 200k estimate (3%)

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

Friday, December 1, 2017

Still Alive #2

Just not much new to report to you fans.  I'm writing just barely enough each month where I don't consider it bad, but no where near enough to call it good.  Which is an improvement over the total bomb in September, so there's that!

Almost done with the first novella, halfway done with the second.  Although novellas are technically 40k words long tops, so Assault on Dread Fortress Paine has upgraded to mini novel I suppose.  I have the very last scene plus the epic fight of the story left to go.  Quite a few fight scenes in this one, more than my average for sure.  Very close to a finished first draft.  Probably take a couple passes after that, then a copy edit readthrough.  So, very much getting there.  SOON.

AoDFP I'm happy with, but The Glassbreaker Goes Home is just...really, really happy with it.  I'm sure some will whine about it being filler, but character wise it's so fucking good!  KH, Old Man Price, Val, Vega, Vicky, Mama Welf, JoJo, tons of others.  Lot of character interactions, lot of great stuff.  Probably be in that 50k mini novel range too by the time it's done.

Gush...continues to be the step child I don't have the will to focus on.  The twin family medical issues in my life keep on sucking and the horrible odds are they'll end in 2018, but only in misery.  Sucks.  A lot.  Last year I just ignored it all, pushed it all into FM6, this year I think I've given myself way too much time to dwell on it, especially with that 4 month vacation.  The mini novels I can just trudge my way through, but for a whole new world I need 100% and I'm not even close to that.  So, Gush lingers...

Yup, still fighting to get the mojo back.  Part way there but more to go, always more to go.  At the very least, FM7 looms.  Wrote the first thousand words of it, for the last school story.  The War to End All Wars if I went so far to name the school stories ;)  Will definitely be diving head first into it come early next year, soon as these mini novels are finished.  It's going to be another big one :)


  1. Sounds like a slog man that sucks. Really looking forward to the new additions though!

  2. Sorry to hear about your family issues. Don't be hard on yourself, we can wait.
    Kind regards,
    John A

  3. I think most of your readership know that family comes first, and we can wait for your mojo to return...

    Happy Christmas, Author!

  4. Happily rereading until next "fix". You put so much into these stories that rereading is the only way to get it all. Thanks for the update and hoping for peace to those in need.

  5. Hey Richard, Richard here, are you still alive?

    1. Yup. Just being asthmatic, dodging the plague, and working on what I hope is my final edit for Dread Fortress.

    2. I also was worried, this was a pretty big break from posting an update. Any idea when dread fortress might release? :) Also looking forward to any sample chapters ... hope everything is going well.

  6. I was getting worried there for a minute... Get a little anxious when I don't see a blog updates for over a month, wondering if you are dead or not and if you are who will finish the books, so being alive is good. Anyway hope you keep as healthy as possible and look forward to dread fortress