Off to a Good Start


Well, a week has gone by and I’ve been writing like a madman. Well, okay. Not really. I’ve been putting things off, working later, doing laundry, taking my favorite daughter places she needs to go, watching TV, reading books.


I’ve now uninstalled Candy Crush. Again. It was eating into my reading and writing time.

So, how have I done so far? Well, I’m about to sit and write, so I won’t count today, but since 1/6 here are the numbers…

1/6 – 2467

1/7 – 1358

1/8 – 1110

1/9 – 1736

1/10 – 1230

1/11 – 1056

1/12 – 1557

1/13 – 1186

for a grand total of 11,700 words. I’m pretty happy with that. I’m also happy with a streak of days over 1000 words. Makes me happy. It also puts me at 28,000 words into the first book of the Giant Robot Planetary Competition. I’m 30,000 words in and I’ve introduced the world, gotten the crew together, and they’re about to start practice before the competition. The first half will be preparation. The second half will be the actual competition. I’m excited and the book is taking a small twist I didn’t see coming, but should have. I love it when that happens in a story.

Once I get this book written, it’ll be Asteroid Bunnies, then Astel 2 (some people have been waiting for the sequel), the Life of List. Then I’ll reassess where I’m at and see what I’ll be writing next. I’m thinking it’ll be either Golden West 3, or Of Gnomes and Dwarves 2.

Hopefully by that time, Mike Plested and I will be diving into Jack Kane 2. I’m excited about it coming out later this year and can’t  wait to see what happens next for those books. It’ll be a blast!

After spending a couple of months down, it feels real good to sit and type once again. I’m very happy. Things are looking up for 2014 to be even better than 2013. I’ll get into a lot of that in a later post. I’ll also talk about some things I did in 2013 that you may have missed as I was rather quiet during the end of 2013 and some things slipped my mind. I’m terribly sorry about that.

I’d sit here and ramble, but my writing time is disappearing. I just wanted to make sure I drop a post each Tuesday. That’s going to be a firm commitment for 2014. Next week I hope to start a short podcast just keeping you up to date on my thoughts, my progress, things like that. It’ll be a free form ramble that may repeat a lot of things I’ll post here as many have time to listen to me for 5-10 minutes, but don’t have the time to read the blog. I understand.

Alright, I’m rambling…a lot.

Until Next Time!


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