Saturday, August 19, 2017

2017 Week #33 Update

Thanks to Davida for her review of Millennium Crash. And congratulations to Linda in Pennsylvania on winning paperback copies of my Miraibanashi trilogy in my latest Goodreads giveaway – I hope she enjoys those books!

And good news. The e-book editions of my novels are now available to tens of thousands of libraries via Overdrive. So if your school or local library loans e-books through the Overdrive system and you’d like to check them out, ask the librarians. (And remember, you can always ask them to add the print editions to their collection, if you’d rather read the paperbacks or hardcovers.)

I have gotten some good work in on both my current projects, but not nearly enough. I need to get back on track this week if I’m going to get these books out so you can read them.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

2017 Week #32 Update

I lost my father last weekend. He was a good man, a good dad, and a good engineer. And he will be sorely missed by us. (Until we get home too.)

I’ve tried to distract myself with work, but I haven’t been particularly successful with that. I wrote more on the first draft of Watchbearers Book 5, reaching about two-thirds of way through the story. But, probably because it requires more focus, I made precious little progress on the rewrite of Slowpocalypse Book 5. Hopefully next week will be better.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

2017 Week #31 Update

Well, it’s been a busy and rough week for me personally (for reasons unrelated to my writing) and I didn’t accomplish all I’d wanted. But I did get some good work done – another 5% or so written of the first draft of Watchbearers Book 5 and several pages of Slowpocalypse Book 5 rewritten. I haven’t finished that third chapter though. And we’ll have to wait and see what next week will bring.

Also, I want to thank R.J. for his review of Endurance of the Free.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

2017 Week #30 Update

A couple of cooler days (relatively speaking) helped me pick up the pace a bit. And I’ve successfully shifted my focus from writing the first draft of Watchbearers Book 5 – I’m about 55% of the way through that now – to rewriting Slowpocalypse Book 5. I’m partway through the third chapter on that, and I hope to have at least made it into the fourth by this time next week. A lot will depend on the weather. Among other things.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

2017 Week #29 Update

It’s been even hotter this week than last. So no, I didn’t finish rewriting the second chapter of Slowpocalypse Book 5, but I rewrote a bigger chunk than last week, despite the heat. And I got to the halfway point on the first draft of Watchbearers Book 5, which puts me ahead of where I had hoped to be with that.

So I still need to shift gears to work more on PH (the next Slowpocalypse novel.) Because at this rate the first draft of the new Watchbearers book will be done long before I finish that and then have to wait to be rewritten. I’m starting to think I should go back to focusing on one project at a time.

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