03 February 2024
06 September 2023
On the good and bad news front. I have written quite a lot this year! I have continued to make forward progress on Tangleways (finally getting past a small hurdle that was stopping me). But I don't think I'll have any new books out this year. Next year should be a bumper year though - I'm absolutely determined to get Tangleways out as my next release.
05 May 2023
Just checking in. Making steady, if slow, progress on Tangleways. I'm still aiming to finish it this year, but haven't been nearly as quick as I like.
My speed on different types of stories, and sections in them, can vary wildly. Second books in a series are particularly hard because it's necessary to introduce the existing world and through-plot while carrying the new one in an interesting way, and avoiding it turning into a dull info-dump. So the establishment chapters of Tangleways have been particularly challenging for me (bringing in enough of the world without weighing everything down), with such a complex world as the Trifold.
I also needed to settle some plot details before I could start writing toward them, and fortunately have figured out some of the major ones. I tend to look forward to and plan out 'fun scenes', and am soon to reach some of them, which will be nice.
Anyway, still here, still going! My philosophy on writing is that as long as I keep adding new sentences, even if it's only one a day, I'll eventually end up with a book.
27 December 2022
Here at last! Sorry for a slow writing year.
In a huge contrast to Firsts, Kings has only a single (somewhat involved) sex scene. It has a lot of extended family though, and we (technically) meet all the parents. That's a lot of parents!
Continuing the story of 'The Book of Firsts'.
Mika Niles always thought boyfriends way too much effort. Now she has three of them.
While Mika has a habit of making life look easy, maintaining a balance between three boys who refuse to become rivals would be a challenge all on its own. Adding to the mix apparently infinite family drama, and the inevitable backlash brought by living with three extremely covet young men, may be enough to threaten Mika's lifelong dream.
When it's no longer a game, and not nearly enough of a secret, can Mika find a way to stay with her Kings?
Out now in the following stores (and more to follow as it slowly makes its way through the various distribution chains).
2023 will be primarily devoted to Tangleways, with occasional breaks to work on a lit rpg side project.
07 November 2022
Maybe three chapters to go? Am aiming toward a first draft toward the end of November, and then beta readers, editors, etc. So end of year is possible (but never guaranteed!).
08 August 2022
Checking in to say still here, still working on Four Kings!
After coming across a few videos of people using AI art generators, I couldn't resist running some of my book titles through the prompts to see what I got. I used https://creator.nightcafe.studio/
Here's the results! Comment if you can guess which book titles they are! [Or hover over the picture for the image name!]
I'd not be likely to use any of these as a cover, but some of them are very interesting!
21 April 2022
|Trusty Sledgehammer = No concrete
|Railway Sleepers, Manure, Sand and Dirt
|Water it and wait
|Bee Refuelling Station
|The teen years
|Not tall at all
|Passing Californians (unfortunately drowned in two straight months of rain)
|Mid-sized, profusely flowering variety
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