Monday, May 27, 2013

First Draft of Memory's Curse—FINISHED.

Not the real cover!
Late last summer, I put myself on the path to write a sequel to Task Force: Gaea—Finding Balance, and I actually had quite a few ideas for it already in my head (many of them I have used). I just knew I had more of a story to tell (and a third book is in the works, too!). It has been a grueling almost-year making sure I had all of my ideas lined up properly, and I started the process writing blurbs or scenes that I had pictured in my head, rather than writing from Ch. 1, Ch. 2, etc. The ideas just flowed from my addled brain more so in an erratic fashion.

This could be a lengthy post about things you don't want to read about, but suffice to say, I have finished the first draft of Memory's Curse, and I eagerly want to dive into the editing, but I will leave the draft until work ends (I teach, and our school year ends June 6). That way, I'll have a little bit of a buffer between creativity and my mechanics.

Writing a book in less than a year when the first one took almost 25 to publish astounds me, but I'm glad I didn't need a few decades to make this one work.

Stay tuned. I hope you like it. Read the first one, if you haven't. ;)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The End is Near!

I'm currently writing one of the last chapters of Memory's Curse, and yes—I can see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel!

This is SO exciting.

As I write this, I have 4,075 4,572 words written, bringing my total to date to 94,807 95,304, and I'm not quite done yet. I've updated the meter above just because it's nearing the end, so you may yet see that number climb more frequently.

Right now, the last events of the novel are coming into clarity, and I will have this sequel finished probably within the next week or so.

Then, the editing process begins, but that's the stuff I LOVE.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dress United—Shirts that rock!

I just recently got a shirt from Dress United that would promote Task Force: Gaea, and it looked great! The novel cover image came out clear on the front, and the text, "Can mortals succeed where gods cannot go?", jumped off the shirt (gold ink on a purple shirt). On the back, the text (title and my name) also look fantastic. The quality of the shirt was top notch. I highly recommend their work. I'll post a picture of the shirt as soon as I can!

The people at Dress United have been nice enough to offer you, my readers, a discount when you order a shirt from them. All you have to do is go here to redeem the offer, and use the code: BLOG30OFF4U. This code will give you 30% off and free shipping in the US.
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