Yes, I know…
I said I’d try to update you with news once a week, and I’ve already slipped on that target. So, this is your first bi-weekly update! 😛
Editing conitnues on Hunters.
Nikki is still helping with the final edit (I say helping, she’s actually doing ALL the heavy lifting. For which I’m very grateful. Esepcially as she really SHOULD be working on her own books at this point…d’ya hear me, Nikki? Get back to work on ‘Closure’!) and it’s going really well. We’re well over halfway through the book now, so it’s starting to feel like we’re on the home stretch!
Note: Nikki has her website up and running now. Find a link over to it on my LINKS page! Go and check it out. It’s AWESOME! AND you may find an interview with yours truly over there.
Once the edits are in the bag, I want to give it to my friends for a final beta-read. I need to see if what we’ve done on the edit has made it read smoothly and see if anyone spots any errors or continuity issues we’ve missed.
P.S. Once again, if you’re reading this and fancy being a beta-reader too, then let me know. 🙂 The more the merrier!
Book 2, Blood to Earth (or B2E as it will henceforth be abbreviated to!) is proceeding apace, too.
I’ve had some slow moments over the past couple of weeks…but we’re back on track.
Some personal issues with family have really held me back a little bit, but now that they’re under control I’ve managed to get back to the writing again and I’m enjoying it. There are now 48 chapters of B2E in a finished or near-to-finished state. The book is looking to be around 92 chapters, so that pushes me nicely past the halfway point.
Additionally, the chapters that are done are all the KEY ones. So, it’s really now more a case of filling in the gaps. Creating the bridges that take us from one key plot chapter to the next.
I have to say…I’m really, really enjoying writing this one. Since Hunters established the world I’m writing in, B2E lets me continue the story and introduce some new characters and locations without having to give the reader too much exposition.
I can’t WAIT to put the final draft of this book into the hands of my friends and beta-readers.
In other News…
Those flashback ‘The 137th Hunters Mission Logs‘ are still on my to-do list. The second volume is pretty much (kinda) done, but before I can put that one out there for anyone to read, I need to sort out the first volume…which is barely even started.
Whereas the second volume of these tales will focus on the team’s early missions, the first volume will kind of work as a companion piece to Hunters.
In Hunters, we will deal with Gayle coming back to the Human Fae Alliance Academy, where she spent her own formative years. This time, she’s back as a teacher. Volume 1 of the Mission Logs, will detail those formative years. How the team first came together.
I’m actually looking forward to it!
On a Personal Note…
Normal(ish) service has resumed.
Things still aren’t great, but after taking a week off to get things straight we seem to have got it all back on track!
I have been on a bit of a graphics binge lately, because it helps chill me out. I’ve been doing a few logos here and there for other peeps, and also doing art assets of the flags for the nations of my new world. Check them out on the New World page. I’ll keep adding more as I do them.
I’m also currently working on a new map of the world to replace the one at the bottom of the page…and I’m quite pleased with the results thus far. Hopefully I’ll be able to share that with you soon.
Until next week (or two!)
Love & Books