Future Projects

At any moment, there’s usually a couple of books on the horizon. This page is where you’ll find information and updates about their progress. Please check back every few months to see what’s changed. If I remember to change it.

 

Why is everything taking so long?

Because, honestly, your time has value. Even if it’s free (see Free Stuff), it still costs hours of your time to read. It should be worth your time. As such, the first draft can’t be published; it needs cutting back, tightening up, and smoothing so it shines as best it can.

 

Where’s the next book already?

Books take a good long while to write (months, at least. Longer, with a dog to “help” me type) and even longer to edit and polish. For example, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) requires 1,667 words per day to hit the target. Doing that means about two hours a day once I get home from my actual job (which is also in front of a computer). At the end of the month, 50,000 words are done but the house and yard are a complete mess. It’s not sustainable, especially if the story grows or changes or is complicated.

And I’ve yet to write one that isn’t.

Also, my books are usually about 100,000 words. Sometimes the first drafts are nearly double that.

 

Current Projects’ Statuses (Stati?):

You Don’t Know Jack: Main final edit was complete; now it’s not. During the writing of Dragonfall, it altered some parts of Jack (in minor ways), so once the first draft of Dragonfall is done, there will be a simultaneous co-edit of Jack and Dragonfall! Wheee!

Dragonfall: Currently doing the first big edit and chop-down. The anticipated length was 100,000 words. Current length is 130,000 words, down from the first draft’s 180,000.

2 responses to “Future Projects

  1. Linda K.

    Hey, Stephen!

    Looking forward to reading “Deicide, Vampire Confessions, and the Legacy of the Brethertons”. Good luck and happy writing!

    Sincerely,

    Linda K.
    (A recent fan from GA)

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