Friday, January 31, 2014

Life changes

OK, here's my big news...

I quit my job this week. I'm going to write fiction full-time!

Actually, I merely turned in my resignation. I'll be employed until Feb 14, and then I'll be FREEEEE!

Hopefully what that means is that I'll establish a disciplined writing schedule, stick to it, stay off the internet when I should be writing, and put out books faster than I could otherwise. I released two books in 2013. I'm hoping I can write four in 2014. Four books! I've never had this much time to write before. The chance is slim that I'll run out of books to write anytime soon. I've got a list of ideas for books that'll take me at least halfway through 2015. 

Update: Here's my reddit post about this exciting life change!

Monday, January 13, 2014

First 500 words!

I got up this morning and wrote the first 500 words of my new fantasy novel. It's exciting to be "done" with the worldbuilding and plotting and onto the writing part. I say "done" instead of done because things will be tweaked as I go along, but I have made great use of OneNote to design the country, economy, population, religion, magic system, history of magic use, justice system, the colloquialisms people use, etc. And it's been fun, but...


I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this book has a tentative completion date of June 1, 2014... assuming it takes me 3 months to write, 1 month to revise, and 2 weeks to edit. I'll post updates if it looks like I won't make this date. It'd be cool if I did, though, because then I could get book 2 out in the fall and start on my next sci-fi novel by the end of this year. What a great year it would be then.