Just a quick update on how things are going with me.
I finished the first draft of Haint Blue a few days ago. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I originally planned on it being a novella, and the first draft ended up around 30,000 words. However, after writing that, I feel like there’s more story to tell, so I think I’m going to make it a full novel and explore some of the plotlines a bit further.
After finishing the first draft, I took a few days off to relax and play games and such. Been playing the Witcher 3, which is amazing. Also been playing Shadowrun: Hong Kong and it’s very, very good as well.
Been reading quite a bit this last week or so:
The Last Wish – loved it. Great stories enhanced by knowledge of the video game.
You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day – I’ve always found her interesting and this book made me appreciate her even more.
The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket – I enjoyed this little read, probably more than the first book. The author’s writing style is very interesting and the stories are very dark for children’s books.
Paper Towns by John Green – Loved it. Might actually be my favorite John Green novel. It’s a little unbelievable at times, but that might the the point.
Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell by Brandon Sanderson – Great novella. I loved it. He packs so much worldbuilding in such a small space. I want to read more about this place and these characters. This story is still on sale at Amazon for 99 cents as of this post. Definitely worth the price.
Feeding the Feral Children by David Farland – Not my favorite David Farland story. It’s very short, but still could not quite hold my attention. Still, there’s quite a bit of interesting worldbuilding stuff here that I enjoyed.
Now back to me:
So, in November I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo. On Saturday, I’ll begin outlining that novel, and I’ll be working on my second draft of Haint Blue. Then, if I can squeeze it in, I’m going to write a short story before the end of October as well.
Oh, lastly – the price of my novella White Mountain has been lowered to 99 cents on Kindle! Pick it up if you’re able to, and leave me a review. I really need and appreciate the support.
That’s it for now. Thanks for reading!