Saturday, June 24, 2017

2017 Week #25 Update

The heat and humidity are certainly slowing me down, but I’m still plugging along. I’m about 20% of the way through the first draft of Watchbearers Book 5, and it’s already surprising me. But the rewrite of Slowpocalypse Book 5 is moving sluggishly.

I haven’t finished the first chapter yet, but I want to take my time with it anyway. I’ve got a new setting to establish and a new cast of characters to introduce, and I need to do that thoroughly enough so you can keep up. But also unobtrusively, so you’re pulled straight into the story without getting bogged down by details. Then things should roll along smoothly.

Also this week, I got great new reviews of Starting the Slowpocalypse and Peripheral Encounters from a reader named Dusty. It’s always gratifying to see someone’s been enjoying my books. And it helps keep me going.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

2017 Week #24 Update

Thanks to John in the UK and Sharon in the US for their reviews of Endurance of the Free. (John’s the second reader to express a hope for further stories in the series – I’ll have to see what I can do about that.) Thanks also to Donna for her review of Whispers of the Dead and Tod with 1 D for his review of Centenary Separation.

I’ve written over 10% of the first draft of Watchbearers Book 5 – I’m rolling along nicely now on that and looking forward to reuniting all the Travelers. But I’m still struggling to get traction on the rewrite of Slowpocalypse Book 5. I haven’t got the start of the story just right, and until I do it’s difficult to move forward.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

2017 Week #23 Update

Congratulations to Troy in Canada on winning the Miraibanashi trilogy in trade paperback through my latest Goodreads giveaway. Also, I want to thank Davida and Betty for their reviews of Endurance of the Free, and Tod with 1 D for his review of Millennium Crash.

I caught up on a lot of chores this week, things I’d put off in order to finish my new novel, but I didn’t get a lot of writing done. There’s this inertia that seems to follow the release of each new book. But I’m battling it, writing a bit more every day, and hopefully soon I’ll have built some momentum and returned to my regular steady pace. Check back next week to see how I’m doing with that.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Get Endurance of the Free

The trilogy is complete! Today marks the release of Miraibanashi Book 3. For those of you who started the story back when Whispers of the Dead first came out, it’s probably felt like a long wait, but your patience is now rewarded. And I’m confident you’ll enjoy this end to Roshike and his friends’ fight against the Batsu.




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