We have family visiting for a while, so the writing has slowed a bit. I’m still getting a few hundred words a day, but like I said, slow…
October 1st saw the first three names drawn in my Payne Before The Storm (PBS) giveaway. Of the three I drew, only one replied back with their shipping address. I don’t know if this is going to be a recurring theme, but if so, I suppose I’ll just continue to draw multiple names each month until I get a reply. And as you can see by the pic to the left, the first books going out will be advanced reader copies, and are stamped with Amazon’s “Not for resale” banner. Some people prefer these, others don’t. For now, that’s what I have.
Amber Payne book 3 (AP3) is currently sitting at just under 21000 words, but until I get more of the sections patched together, I still have no way of knowing how much of that will make the final cut. I’ve decided for now that I’ll simply report the numbers as they fall with the knowledge that on some weeks, they will drop (when I cut sections out), and on others they will climb. At some point things will level out and they will become a reliable indicator of the actual length of the book once more.
Crazy Larry has stalled again. I’m not sure what the problem is, but the story simply isn’t satisfying to me. And if I’m not happy with it, I can’t write enthusiastically about it. And if I’m not enthusiastic about it, the writing comes across as sub-par. I try not to do sub-par. So for now, it’s sitting on the back burner while I work on AP3.
Let’s see, what else is going on…
Oh! I’ve contracted with the amazingly talented Veronica Giguere to do the audio version of PBS. She’s got a busy schedule, and won’t be able to get to the book for a couple of months, but the estimated completion is mid-December. More on that as things progress.
And I think that’s about it for now. I’ll get back to you next time. Until then, stay safe everyone.