Monthly Archives: August 2013

So I joined The Magic Spreadsheet, which is a community of writers all in agreement to produce a minimum word count every day. The purpose of the community is to promote consistency and routine, to get (and keep) its writers in the habit of…well, writing. Also, it provides a little competition–and that can only ever be a good thing, right? I won’t be posting daily word counts here. Follow the third book’s journey to completion on Tumblr. Firstly, Don’t worry, I know progress tables aren’t that interesting to those not directly involved with them. I won’t post these often, if ever again. Secondly, The ISBW in brackets by my name is an indicator of how I came across this resource. ISBW stands for the “I Should Be Writing” podcast by Mur Lafferty, which is great for all authors, both published and aspiring. In other news, I got “From The Ashes” back from…

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I am going to be working on “Divided They Fall (Blood of Ages, #2)” from now until I get the edited version of “From The Ashes” back at the end of August. I’ve been trying to find a song to best summarise all the next book, but it’s hard. A lot happens in Divided They Fall: it’s easily the busiest of the three novels. Readers get to see other sides of the war. The world gets bigger. New characters arrive. Old characters leave. The order shifts. The field gets levelled. Basically, shit goes down. I think the below summarises the story’s sentiment quite well, although I do have some backup tracks. In all, I’m hoping to get the first draft of Divided They Fall finished by the end of November. * This isn’t technically the first draft, since I’ve had bits of this story floating around since 2010. However, I’m planning…

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