#IndieAuthorDay17 is here! And there’s free stuff!

Howdy!  Today is Indie Author Day.  Click to banner (which I’ve shamelessly stolen) above for more details.  I’ll be appearing at the  this afternoon (2:00) for an author panel and reading.  I’m sure I’ll talk more about that later, after I’ve thoroughly embarrassed myself.  There might even be pictures!

But wait, there’s more!  Today is also…

Click that banner to be swept away to a list of twentyish free mysteries and thrillers, including Beaten.  You can also jump straight to The Primer‘s page on Amazon, where you can get three of my thrillers for free (for two days only).

As always, the best way to show indie solidarity is to give our books a read and a review.  Not saying, just saying.  More to come.

Book 5

Did I mention “Book 5” has become two books?

Like Break and Beaten, and then The New Program and The Volunteer, books 5 and 6 are going to be a novella-novel pair.  Probably separated by a couple months like last time.  From here I’m guessing book 5 drops in February.  I’m almost certainly wrong.

I just finished writing book 5.  As in today.  Book 6 has been in the can for about a month now, and I’m about to go back and dig into it for my first real editing pass.  Hopefully, it’s not too painful a process, but one can never predict these things.  Book 6 is a big one, it’s going to start tying everything together.  But first, we’ll spread things out even more.  Not just through space, but time as well.  I’m pretty excited.

All this means that I was totally lying about the series ending at book 6, though.  Since book 6 is what I’d planned for book 5 now–and I’m guessing I’ll wind up sticking to the novella-novel pair system going forward–we’re looking at an 8 book series.  Maybe we’ll roll up to an even 10 when the momentum inevitably runs away with me after I get going on book 8.  Who knows what the future holds?

Big day…

Today is a big day.  This morning, I put the (final) finishing touches on the (final) edits for a short story that should soon appear in the debut issue of 518 Publishing’s new journal.  I’m sure I’ll have more on that before too long.  This afternoon, I finished the third section of The Primer, book 5.  That leaves one more section, which is already more than half written.  I’m hoping to have an entire manuscript draft by the end of next week.  It’ll need to go through about a thousand rounds of editing, and it doesn’t actually have a title yet, but we’re getting there.

Still don’t really have much in the way of blog momentum.

The Night Dragon(s) will be back in the next couple weeks.  People are Dolphins Too should be as well.  Maybe some of that home improvement stuff, too.  I’ve been doing a lot of sawing and nailing.  Fall also seems to be creeping up on us here.  I’ll be thinking about NaNoWriMo before long, which just seems crazy.

That’s all I’ve got for now.  Off to make tacos and think about titles.

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