Well, I hit 50,000 words and beat NaNoWriMo again. Still got some writing to do to finish the book, but it’s coming along nicely. Of course, now I have to take a quick break to get Fox 9 ready for proofing, but Fox 10 is coming together.
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Six days of actual writing and my NaNoWriMo project is not going so well. I still think the idea is a good one, so I may come back to it. For now, however, it’s a dud.
So, instead of that, I’m going to work up a plot for the tenth Fox book and see if I can get 50k words of that written before the end of November. Three weeks for 50k. Done it before.
The new Ultrahumans book, Liberty, is on the virtual shelves.
In other news, I have a new Fox Meridian book in the works, due out in December. After that, things are a little up-in-the-air. I’ve had an idea for something which happens to have come out rather close to November, so I’m going to do that for NaNoWriMo and see what comes of it. If that works, it’ll be the next book, likely in January or February. If not, I’ve got a new Sondra Drake story planned out; probably January to March, depending on that NaNoWriMo working or not.
So, yeah, I got to over 50k words in 15 or 16 days. Unsurprising, to be honest. So, it’s National Novel Writing Fortnight.
But… While it was going fairly well, the ending I have planned is looking weak and I’m beginning to come to the conclusion that I suck at writing “romance.” I think I’m okay with it when it’s a sort of side issue to the rest of the story, but if it’s a major component… Ho hum. Can’t be good at everything.
So, Night’s Daughter is going on hold for at least the next few days while I look at something else which also may or may not end up being worthy of publishing. I’ll probably take another crack at things again; I have about two things fluttering around in my unwritten books files which I keep coming back to and never get finished, and this is one of them.
Still aiming to get back to Guardian by the end of the year, but for November I’m on a quest to try new things! One of them coming out good would be nice.
Or Samhain, if you prefer.
This is Nikki, in her Halloween costume (she doesn’t normally have the wings and tail). She’s going to be the star of the book I’m writing for NaNoWriMo. And she’s dressed up for Halloween just for you. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
I’m doing NaNoWriMo again this year. That means I’m doing something different, and you may never get to read it. I’ve had a bad history with writing things for National Novel Writing Month which I end up being unhappy with. In fact, I’m having another shot at something I’ve done through one November before.
We’ll see where it goes, but you get another Fox book next month whatever happens.
An update on what’s going on.
First, I plan to release Inescapable, the second Fox Meridian book on November 2nd. If anything happens to change that, I’ll let you know, but it should be done and dusted by then.
The 4th Fox Meridian book is partially complete, but I took a break to write something else which has been trying to get written for about four years. Hunter’s Kiss is my take on the modern vampire construct, set in New York, and I finally seem to have cracked it. I am not entirely sure when this will make it out as a book since I have enough material stockpiled or planned to keep it going for a while and it’s vampires so it’ll vanish into the pit of Twilight even if it’s nothing like.
It’s coming up to November and that’s NaNoWriMo month. I keep not planning to do it, every year since I did For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll, and then I do it, and I suspect this year will be no exception, but I’m going to take a break from normal again and write something more or less for the jollies. A new fantasy character emerged from my fevered brain recently and has just taken form, so I’m going to see where she takes me with as little planning as possible.
In December I’m hoping to start work on the next Thaumatology book. It’s still hazy, I may have to hold off, in which case I’ll wrap Fox Meridian 4 and see where I’m at.
And then it’ll be the new year and who knows what will happen in 2016. We could be invaded by aliens. Hopefully tall, attractive, female ones who want us to teach them about “this thing you call kissing.” No, I don’t think my luck’s that good.