It’s another hump day in another week!
Somehow we’re already in November. Halloween is done, and for those of us in the U.K. Guy Fawkes night is fast approaching with Christmas hot on its heels.
Right now most of my time is being divided between edits for my upcoming debut novel “Badlands” and work on my new WIP, tentatively titled “Broadlands”.
It’s weird jumping between two long projects, but I think that them being two separate stories really helps. I’m not working with reoccurring characters and the stories, although similar in themes to some extent, are quite different.
Revisiting Badlands is fun. I loved writing the book and its awesome to have the chance to spend time with these characters again. I’m really enjoying having the opportunity to discuss the characters and story lines with my editor (I still can’t believe I’m writing that!!!) and working on making it the best possible story it can be.
The book is due for release early in 2022, with the exact date to follow, and I can’t wait for readers to meet Willow, Raven, Goddard, Harrison, Ruby and the rest.
Moving on to Broadlands, I’ve hit the 14K words mark so far. It feels quite slow at the minute, but I’m into Act 2 now, and starting to build towards the first major plot point. I often find the first half of the book takes longest to write, with the second half flying along.
In other news, I’ve set up a Mailchimp mailing list to send out updates on Badlands as we build up to release.
Plus if you sign up to the mailing list, you also get exclusive free access to my short story “Curse of the Ancient”, a story about an archaeological discovery that leads to a night of horror.
To sign up to the mailing list and get access to your free short story, fill in your details on my homepage.
Finally, Festival of Fear was released this week from Black Ink Fiction. My drabble, “Beneath” is featured. The book is now available to order in paperback and ebook. It’s the third Black Ink Fiction title to feature my work after “Blood Lust” and “Legends of Night”.
That’s it! Have a great week and catch up soon!