It’s been a very long time since I’ve done a Monday update. At one time I intended to post my weekly word count on my works in process, along with how many words I’d written for the year.
To be honest, I have been distracted for the last few months by other projects. I think it’s time to return to my books.
Currently I am working on my three series and one stand-alone novel.
HUNGRY GODS BOOK 3
Out of my three series, this one is the most complicated. If you read Death Storm & the sequel, Death’s Reach, there are many, many story-lines that must be brought to the conclusion. I had originally hoped to get it done by the end of this summer, but I have constantly let myself get distracted with other projects. My current goal for this book is by the end of the year. I am setting the goal of a 50,000 word book, though I expect it to surpass that length.
Hungry Gods III Word Count: 1,335/50,000
SPILLING BLOOD SEASON II
Last year around October I released Spilling Blood, Season I. I put out one episode a week for four weeks, releasing the collection around Halloween. This year, I’m going to release the new episodes as I can. I’m not going to keep to a weekly schedule as life’s schedule is interfering. However, it will be longer, with two additional episodes. Season II will encompass episodes 5 through 10, with each episode of the serial around 10,000 words.
Here’s a teaser of the cover:
Spilling Blood Season II, episode 5 Word Count: 1,665/10,ooo
APOCALYPSE WITCH BOOK 3
I started this series a few months ago, with the idea of writing them quickly. That didn’t happen. Book 3 has not gotten the attention it needs. Each book of the Apocalypse Witch serial will continue around 20,000 words.
Apocalypse Witch Book 3 Word Count: 486/20,000
This is a stand-alone novel and is nearing completion. If you liked Broken Things and haven’t really gotten into my genre writing, you’ll probably like SOUL SISTER. You’ll be hearing more about this book in the very near future.
Check out the cover:
Soul Sister word Count: 29,915/50,000
ONE MILLION WORDS IN 2014
Argh. What can I say? I am nowhere near meeting this writing goal. If you recall, my purpose was to write 1 million words over the course of this year. I am currently at 201,669 words, only about 20% of the way there and with just over four months to make up the difference. I might redo this goal for 2015, but I’m not giving up on it until midnight nears on December 31st.
1 Million Words Goal: 201,669/1,000,000
With a little luck and motivation, I’ll have a new Monday update next week, with impressive word counts.