Saturday, February 25, 2017

2017 Week #08 Update

While we’re having a cold weekend here, it actually looks like spring has sprung (a bit early.)  As for how my work’s been going, I’ve written over two-thirds of the first draft of Slowpocalypse Book 5, and I’m over four- fifths finished with the final draft of Miraibanashi Book 2.  Only the last two (huge) climactic chapters remain. 

So by this time next week, I should have completed Enemies of the Batsu.  And hopefully have moved on to taking care of all the tasks I need to do in order to release the book for you – formatting the interior and cover files for the different editions, beginning my multi-layered proofing process, and getting ready to send out advance copies.  I can’t wait to find out what you think when you read this one.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2017 Week #07 Update

So where am I at with my writing?  I’m about 60% of the way through the first draft of Slowpocalypse Book 5, and I’ve gotten around 60% of the final draft of Enemies of the Batsu completed.  I’m still a couple weeks or so from sending out advance copies (when I’d usually do the cover reveal for a new book) but since you’ve been waiting a while (patiently, as it’s taken me longer than expected) here’s the cover and blurb for Miraibanashi Book 2.  And by the way, the character in the center is ‘sei’ – meaning life, but referring to you know who.  Or do you?

As things are going, it looks like I’ll finish (or be close to finishing) the first draft of Slowpocalypse Book 5 by the time I begin the rewrite of Miraibanashi Book 3.  So my process is transitioning to a workflow where there’s more time between finishing that first draft and starting on the second, which will mean returning to a book with fresher eyes.  I think that will likely work out for the best.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

2017 Week #06 Update

First, I want to thank God (and everyone else who’s helped) for making the Millennium Crash promotion so successful.  I’ve reached even more new readers than a month ago with the Slowpocalypse sale, and people are still snatching up copies, so I’m leaving it at 99¢ through this weekend as well.  If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet, now’s your chance.

As you can see, Millennium Crash did well enough to make it into the top 100 time travel books on the Kindle store – right there next to Douglas Adams and Michael Crichton! – if only for a single shining moment.  It doesn’t really mean much, but it certainly gave me a thrill.  It also gave the book a bit more visibility for that brief span of time, and the opportunity to reach more readers.  *Update - the book has continued to climb the charts today, breaking into the top 40 time travel books on Amazon!  (Thanks again.)

Meanwhile, I’ve written past the halfway point in the first draft of Slowpocalypse Book 5, and I’m about halfway through the final draft of Enemies of the Batsu.  I find that really exciting too.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

2017 Week #05 Update

Last month’s Slowpocalypse sale went so well, I’ve started February by temporarily lowering the price of the Millennium Crash e-book to 99¢.  So if you haven’t tried the Watchbearers series yet, now’s the time to begin, what with Book 1 being a big bargain for the next few days.  And I’m once again participating in Patty Jansen’s SF/F cross-promo – check it out!

As for what I’m working on now, I’ve written over 40% of the first draft of Slowpocalypse Book 5, and I’m almost a quarter of the way through the final draft of Enemies of the Batsu (Miraibanashi Book 2.)  And thankfully the pace has picked up on that last.

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