Thursday, September 22, 2016

2016 Week #38 Update

You may have noticed that I revealed the cover and blurb for Prohibited Activities (Watchbearers Book 4) but have you added it to your want-to- read shelf at Goodreads?  You won’t have to wait long before you can get your hands on the actual book.  Over the course of the past week I’ve gotten over three-quarters of the way through the third draft polish.  That’s one of the benefits of having taken so long with the rewrite – I didn’t leave much to do!
    As for Enemies of the Batsu (Miraibanashi Book 2) – I’m over 90% finished with the first draft, with only the final chapter left to write.  So, that close to the end of the story it was difficult to find a good teaser sentence that wouldn’t be too spoilery, but here you go – Presumably it was still sitting in the same spot, and Roshike needed to get over there right away and remove it before the enforcers arrived.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

2016 Week #37 Update

Woooh!  I finished the rewrite of Watchbearers Book 4 and have started in on the third draft polish.  In a couple weeks or so I should be sending out advance copies.
    Also, I’ve gotten over 80% of the way through the first draft of Enemies of the Batsu (Miraibanashi Book 2) and hopefully it won’t be too long before I’ve finished that and moved on to the Big Rewrite.  And now, here’s your weekly teaser sentence – Actually, Seiko had thought that far ahead before this interview began, but it was better to appear unaware of the ramifications of what was happening.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

2016 Week #36 Update

Congratulations to Stacy in the US, Cairine in Canada, and Bella in the UK, who won paperback copies of Uncertain Murder in my latest Goodreads giveaway!  (And with almost 1,500 entrants, this was my most successful giveaway yet.)  The books are on their way, and I hope they enjoy a good mystery.
    And speaking of the Watchbearers books, I’ve gotten partway through chapter 14 on my rewrite of book 4, and after that there’s only one more chapter and a prologue to go.  My pace has picked up a bit, so hopefully I’ll have finished and moved on to the third draft by this time next week.  I’ve also made it more than 70% of the way through the first draft of Enemies of the Batsu (Miraibanashi Book 2) which is where this week’s teaser sentence comes from – Investigating possible ways he might do that, Roshike had found that the Batsu had recently installed motion detectors in the air ducts and crawlspaces.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

2016 Week #35 Update

As of today, I’ve made it partway through chapter 13 in my rewrite of Watchbearers Book 4 – the end is in sight!  Also, I’ve now written two thirds of the first draft of Enemies of the Batsu (Miraibanashi Book 2) and can see the climax of that story approaching fast.
    And yes, I’ve got a new teaser sentence for you.  It meant Seiko needed to be very careful not to do anything to confirm any of their suspicions, not act in any way out of the ordinary—unfortunately, she couldn’t do that.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016 Week #34 Update

First, to Amanda Scott of Truth About Books for her review of Certain Hypothetical – thanks!  Second, I’ve gotten partway through chapter 12 on my rewrite of Watchbearers Book 4, and I’ve written over 60% of the first draft of Enemies of the Batsu (Miraibanashi Book 2.)  So I’m continuing to chug along nicely.
    And third, this week’s teaser sentence – It was a cheap intimidation tactic to subtly bully everyone else, and Roshike hated it, but as long as he was playing this part, he couldn’t avoid it.

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