Monday Update 3 – Getting There Slowly

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Last week’s productivity was slooooooooow…..

Thanks for checking back in with me. Last week was slow going, so not a lot to report. however, Death’s Reach is almost done, and I have a cover artist nearing completion. All my energy this week will be going into getting the book revised and finished.

As far as Milwordy goes, I need over 80,000 words by the end of this month, and I’ve yet to pass 30k, so I’ve let myself slip as I clean up these projects. I’ll leave it at that.

Unexpected Horse
Some weeks have unexpected interruptions…

Novels completed for 2014: 0/14. Changing that this week. 😉

Monday Update – Death’s Reach (Hungry Gods 2)

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Monday Update #2! Happy Monday! First off, Death’s Reach (Hungry Gods Book 2) is now past the first draft stage and on to stage two. I KNOW i said last week that it could be done by the end of this week, but it’s probably two weeks further out. By the way, I’m really bad at these time guestimations. The only correct answer is “soonish”, with a goal of this month.

Other fun stuff – the next book after Death’s Reach is a ghost story. More details next week.

Words written Last Week: 9,638. For Month/Year (Milwordy- 2014): 25,379.

Novels Published this year: 0/14. 

 

 

The First Monday Update of 2014 – HUNGRY GODS BOOK 2

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Here it is, as promised, the first of many Monday updates to come.

DEATH’S REACH (HUNGRY GODS BOOK 2) UPDATE

Last week was a great writing week, and the first draft of Death’s Reach, Book 2 of the Hungry Gods series is almost complete. Hopefully I’ll have a cover to share with you after next weekend. You could be reading it on your kindle by the end of next week. Next Monday I should have a better idea of a release date.

WORD COUNTS

Last week I mentioned my target of writing 1 million words in 2014… I’m at 15,741. Right on schedule. You can follow my writing and publishing daily on Tumblr. Follow me by clicking here. 

BOOKS PUBLISHED FOR 2014

0/14.

The Official 2014 Resolutions/Goals Post

Before I get started on New Year’s Resolutions, I thought I’d take a quick look back at what I said I’d do for 2013, and where I fell short.

The Best and Worst of 2013

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First: 13 Novels – Yep, didn’t happen. Three happened. Actually, I’ve written four, but I’m saving one to release in 2014.

Second: 5,000 words a day. Sometimes I was lucky to hit 500. My best writing day was just over 8,000. However, I I’m currently hitting between 2k to 6k a day for the end of this year.

2013 did see the release of Broken Things, a novel I’m very proud of, and continues to be my bestselling book.

I also released the first book of two series, Hungry Gods and Spilling Blood.

I did not stay true to one genre, but I never intended to.

On to 2014

kitty1). Since last year I wanted to write 13 novels, this year I’m setting my goal for 14 for this year. Do I care that I didn’t hit my goal last year? No way. Is it going to deter me? Not a chance. 14 novels.

Book 2 of both The Hungry Gods and Spilling Blood series will see release in the first quarter of 2014, and books 3 to both following. I have outlines for two more Sci-Fi books waiting in the queue, one additional fantasy, and a ton of horror.

2). Word count goal: 1 million words in 2014. That’s less than 3,000 words a day, but I intend to achieve much more than that.

3). Updates. Monday ones, Just like this one, every Monday. Starting this week, I’m going to actually use Tumblr too. I think I’ve got maybe three posts ever there. I’m going to use it to post daily word counts and how my goals are coming along.

4). This is my Maybe Goal. Maybe I’ll use my newsletter. Maybe.

And with that, I’ll leave you with one update: my next book, and first book of 2014, will be Death’s Reach, Book 2 of the Hungry Gods series, and it will be released in January. That’s all! 😀

Interview on Indie Author Land

I recently did an interview over on Indie Author Land. Click on over for a bit of behind the scenes on Death Storm.

The couple that runs this site are readers that provide a great service to discover new authors. Besides mine, they have a wide selection of interviews with other authors. Definitely worth checking out.

Death Storm – Paperback Edition Available Now

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You’ve waited long enough, Death Storm, book 1 of the Hungry Gods series, is available to order through Amazon!  If you are interested in a signed copy, I will have inventory by August 12th. Watch for details of book signings after that date.

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A Dark Fantasy Zombie Apocalypse

A great evil descends upon the kingdom of Medanholm. A necromancer in the service of a fallen god leads an army of undead to extinguish all life. In the village of Briar’s End, there are few survivors. They are scattered and hopelessly outnumbered, with dwindling options for sanctuary. Hidden away within their mountain temple, the gods are oblivious to the horror on their doorstep…

…and it’s coming for them.

Death Storm is book 1 in the Hungry Gods series, a Dark Fantasy Zombie Apocalypse that brings the nightmare of Armageddon to a high fantasy world.

Death Storm: A Dark Fantasy Zombie Apocalypse!!!

Death Storm: Book 1 of the Hungry Gods Series is available now for your Kindle.

Like Dark Fantasy? Like Zombies? They go together like chocolate and peanut butter.

Here’s the cover and blurb:

 

DEATH STORM

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A Dark Fantasy Zombie Apocalypse

A great evil descends upon the kingdom of Medanholm. A necromancer in the service of a fallen god leads an army of undead to extinguish all life. In the village of Briar’s End, there are few survivors. They are scattered and hopelessly outnumbered, with dwindling options for sanctuary. Hidden away within their mountain temple, the gods are oblivious to the horror on their doorstep…

…and it’s coming for them.

Death Storm is book 1 in the Hungry Gods series, a Dark Fantasy Zombie Apocalypse that brings the nightmare of Armageddon to a high fantasy world.

Available exclusively on your Kindle (and coming soon to Paperback).

 

 

Cover Reveal for New Novel: Death Storm

As promised, here is the new cover for the dark fantasy apocalypse novel: DEATH STORM.

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Soooo…. release date….  Yeah… It’s still a few days away from release. Keep watching, it’s going to be soon.

Cover Credit: Sherry Baker. I found this awesome cover designer. Check out her gallery by clicking on her name. 🙂

July Happenings

July is looking to be a busy month. 🙂

DEATH STORM – Hungry Gods Book 1

DEATH STORM, Book 1 in the Hungry Gods Trilogy is being released just in time to start the month. That means that if you are sick of me talking about BROKEN THINGS, it will be taking a second seat for the new material. Death Storm is a dark fantasy apocalypse featuring a world of sword and sorcery getting to deal with a zombie apocalypse. Watch for a cover reveal soon.

JULY BOOK SIGNINGS

I have not signed on for any book signings this month, but watch for details. I am hoping to feature the new novel at any and all appearances, but it will depend on how quickly I get my books from the printer.

BLOGGER BOOK TOUR

For the end of  July, watch for a Blogger Book Tour. I am planning to feature/host 5 other authors, and visit their blogs in turn.

MISC

Finally, wonder why it’s taken me so long to finish this last book? I’m easily distracted. I’ve started 9 manuscripts over the last couple of months, chasing a lot of fun ideas. some of these manuscripts are already nearly 25% written. I’m making a goal to start finishing all of these projects that I’ve started, one book at a time. As soon as Death Storm hits the virtual shelves, I’ll reveal the next Work-in-Progress.

 

 

 

The Apocalypse is Coming… To Your Dark Fantasy

As of last night, my 1st draft of my Fantasy Apocalypse novel is complete. It now goes into the 2nd draft and the rewrite, to create something that you will want to read. 🙂 I am going to tentatively say that you can expect it by the end of the month. It will go through approximately three total draft stages, and then on to my editors to find anything that I miss.

So this is the first book of a series, called The Hungry Gods. I will nail an official title to this first book later. Hungry Gods is a dark fantasy series with all of the fun of a zombie apocalypse sprinkled in. And with that said, I am going to go spend some time with it. 🙂 Until then, have you read my sci-fi thriller, BROKEN THINGS? Maybe go do that while you wait.