HEY! How are you? Really? That’s great. I’m doing awesome as well. This has been a wonderful year filled with amazement and adventure. It’s also been filled with challenges, unexpected complications, a little bit of stress, and lots of joy.
I recently finished blogging Paradise Palms. I hope you enjoyed that. I also recently finished wattpading V&A Shipping. Today I was supposed to have V&A Shipping II available for you. Yeah. About that. Things got a little crazy and that’s not happening today. It will happen very very soon, that I promise you. Hopefully it’ll be in your hot little hands next week.
This week I’m wrapping up Golden West Season 2. I had a conversation with my writing partner, Michell Plested, and he’s working on his next Action Pack Adventure. We’ll get that out to you just as soon as we’re able. I will have ebook and print editions available prior to the podcast in case you can’t wait to see what happens next.
But as the title of this blog post suggests, I’m going dark. You won’t see me on social media much. I’ll be on twitter once in a while, a post here and there on facebook, but for the most part, I want to write as much as possible before the end of the year. Yes, NaNoWriMo is coming up and I won’t be an active participant. Yes, I could probably win this year, but I have other things on my plate. Here’s what I’ve got planned for the rest of the year.
1) Finish Golden West Season 2
2) Write My Teacher is a Witch
3) Write My Teacher is a Ghost
4) Write Astel 2
5) Write Asteroid Bunnies.
6) Publish V&A Shipping II
7) Publish Golden West Season 2
8) Publish My Teacher is a Witch
9) Publish My Teacher is a Ghost
10) Publish Of Gnomes and Dwarves Book 1 – Chance Encounters.
As you can see, my plate will be quite full. That means I won’t be putting anything else on wattpad for now. I won’t be blogging any novels for now. I will next year, but I want to try and end this year with a bang.
I’m way WAY behind my annual goal and I know it’s not going to happen unless I can write 3000 or more words per day. I’m currently sitting on 160,000 words for the year and I should be at 290,000. Yeah, just a little bit behind schedule. So I’ve already committed to this year being a miss in terms of my writing goal, and I’m fine with that. Given all that’s happened, it’s understandable. Moving and getting settled into a new house, the pressure of work and the extra hours, volleyball, there were just too many things in life happening to commit to writing as much as I would have liked.
I will, however, be hitting next year hard and furious. I’ve done some rearranging of titles and hope to do a good run on certain titles. I want to write more Supernatural Learning (My Teacher is a … ), I plan to start Unnatural Wars, I want to write the third book for Astel and complete that trilogy, I want to write at least one more Asteroid Bunnies.
Those are just the shorter books. I also want to complete To Fall From the Sky, Almost-Super Heroes, A Life of Lists, and Of Gnomes and Dwarves book 2 – Mount Astoon. Perhaps I’ll even get back into my giant robot story (after seeing Pacific Rim and Real Steel, I’m excited to get back into this universe). I’ve got a LOT of words I want to write. I’ve got graphs, charts, plots, and a calendar to set up the time I need to get these stories written. As I keep saying, it’s an exciting time to be a writer.
I do want to keep doing the “Authors You Should Be Reading” series. I’ll be doing J. Daniel Sawyer and Paul E. Cooley next. Then I’ll look at other closer, personal friends to abuse. I also need to make a graphic for that page and make it a little more interesting. I’m going to have fun with that one.
Well, like I said, I’m going dark. I’ll be very quiet, but I’ll be producing a LOT of content. Next year I will be reaching out to people with blogs and podcasts to talk about my 28 novels in 24 months. I’m having a blast getting stories out there and hopefully people are enjoying reading them.
Speaking of writing, I’d better get at that.
Until Next Time!