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.

I’m a terrible blogger

There’s no real blog post for this week.  I blame society.  Also, I blame the guy who crashed into my car this afternoon.  He probably traveled back in time and stopped me from writing/posting yesterday and the day before.  Which is just inconsiderate.

Have a night vision picture of a mouse!  And now all is forgiven.

In other news, be sure to check out Kirk Griffin’s Short Stories with Capt. Kirk on iTunes or his website.  He read The New Program in three parts!  I’m excited.

Catch you next week with something more substantial that almost certainly won’t involve an acrostic poem in French.  Almost certainly.

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