WORKS-IN-PROGRESS UPDATES

Check back periodically to see my progress on different books!

Buried Alive (placeholder title)

September 27, 2020

10:41 pm

If you scroll way back to January, you'll find an entry called Untitled Project 3. In February, I gave another update about that story with a placeholder title, Buried Alive. Now that the first draft of Otherworld Book 4 is done, my sister and I are going to start working more on this. We've been researching the last few months and coming up with ideas. Now we're going to start outlining. Not something I normally do when I write, but historical mysteries take more planning!

Otherworld Book 4

September 27, 2020

10:38 pm

And it's done! The first draft of Otherworld Book 4 is complete at 46,884 words. There's a lot of polishing to do, but for now I'm going to step back for a while and work on other things. Once I'm done with Chosen revisions, I'll go back to this one.

Otherworld Book 4

September 23, 2020

11:20 pm

I've passed my new goal of 45,000 words. I don't think it'll reach 50,000 but then again, a few months ago I didn't think it would reach 40,000! Let's see how long this gets!

Otherworld Book 4

September 17, 2020

10:52 pm

42,325 words as of tonight. I'm almost halfway to 45,000 and we're not done yet!

Otherworld Book 4

September 15, 2020

11:16 pm

I passed 40,000 words tonight and I'm still going! Let's see if I can reach 45,000.

Otherworld Book 4

September 13, 2020

10:37 pm

I'm at 38,744 words! I should reach 40,000 by the end of the week, and I'm almost certain at this point that I'll go over that.

Otherworld Book 4

September 3, 2020

9:58 pm

Progress is happening quickly! The first draft is at 33, 416 words. I'm expecting to hit 40,000 within the next two weeks, and may surpass it!

Otherworld Book 4

August 24, 2020

11:12 am

Otherworld Book 4 is at 28,648 words. I've been writing a little every day, and should reach my goal of 40,000 words in less than a month.

Chosen

August 24, 2020

11:10 am

Editing has begun for Chosen.

Partivan

August 4, 2020

4:35 pm

I've just released a flash fiction story set at the beginning of When Comes the Stroke of Midnight. It is available now for free!

When Comes the Stroke of Midnight

July 30, 2020

1:27 pm

Formatting is done for both ebook and paperback. Ready for publication August 18!

Chosen

July 30, 2020

1:21 pm

Want to know what book 3, Chosen, looks like? Check it out in Books → Otherworld!

When Comes the Stroke of Midnight

July 9, 2020

9:39 am

Final revisions are complete. Formatting has begun!

When Comes the Stroke of Midnight

July 3, 2020

1:34 pm

When Comes the Stroke of Midnight is now available for preorder on Amazon! Paperback and Kindle Unlimited coming August 18.

Aldebaran (placeholder title)

May 22, 2020

2:37 pm

Aldebaran is at about 5000 words. The placeholder title is growing on me – it might be the final title.

The 26 (placeholder title)

May 22, 2020

2:35 pm

The 26 is just shy of 10,000 words. I'm still considering possibilities, but this could be the final title.

The 26 (placeholder title)

April 25, 2020

12:48 pm

The 26 has passed 8,000 words. This will be a novelette, no longer than 17,000 words.

Chosen

March 24, 2020

12:02 pm

The title of Otherworld book three is Chosen. The synopsis is now on the Otherworld series page. Editing, revising, and cover design will begin soon.

JSMJ (placeholder title)

March 24, 2020

11:59 am

I've started another manuscript. For right now, I'm using the main characters' initials as a placeholder title. The genre is fantasy/sci-fi. It involves dreams, powers, and maybe some Greek mythology.

When Comes the Stroke of Midnight

March 24, 2020

11:47 am

Final revisions are complete! The paperback and ebook editions have been formatted. You can now see the cover on this site or on Goodreads.

Otherworld Book 4

February 17, 2020

6:34 pm

Otherworld Book 4 is at 24,000 words. I've filled in some details about setting, added some plot twists, and have started planning the final conflict.

Aldebaran (placeholder title)

February 17, 2020

6:29 pm

Over the last month, I've begun working on yet another new project. This one is also science fiction, and is currently at 3000 words. It involves an alien and a hunt for an ancient artifact. 

When Comes the Stroke of Midnight

February 17, 2020

6:22 pm

First round of revisions is complete. I'm now working on round two. Cover will be revealed soon!

Buried Alive (placeholder title)

February 17, 2020

6:21 pm

Untitled Project 3 will now be called Buried Alive. This is not the final title. We are still collecting research about the setting and time period.

The 26 (placeholder title)

February 17, 2020

6:18 pm

Untitled Project 1 will now be called The 26, and it's reached 6500 words. This is not the final title - I'm considering other options.

Untitled Project 3

January 5, 2020

3:15 pm

I've started research for yet another new project. This one will be a historical thriller/mystery. I will be researching and writing this with my sister. The research has just begun, so I'll tell you this much: it will take place in the 17th century, most likely in Europe.

Untitled Project 1

December 14, 2019

12:57 pm

This WIP has reached 4000 words! Ideally, this will be a full book, but I don't know yet how long it will be. I still have not found the title, but I will tell you this: the main characters' names are Zev Ethari and Sapphire "Saree" Reed.

Untitled Project 1

December 5, 2019

9:56 am

I wasn't going to start writing this until after I finished writing Otherworld Book 4, but I caved. I wrote the first 530 words last night. After doing NaNoWriMo, I need a break from Otherworld Book 4, so I'm going to work on this one for a while. No title yet, but I'll put an update here when I find it!

Otherworld Book 4

November 24, 2019

8:24 pm

The first draft has reached 22,000 words! My goal is 40,000 words.

When Comes the Stroke of Midnight

November 21, 2019

10:30 am

First draft is finished and edited. First round of revisions has begun. Cover is complete and will be revealed soon.

Otherworld Book 3

November 21, 2019

10:30 am

First draft is finished. Editing, revising, and cover work will begin after publication of When Comes the Stroke of Midnight. Title will be revealed soon.

Otherworld Book 4

November 21, 2019

10:30 am

First draft is about halfway to my goal of 40,000 words. Editing, revising, and cover work will begin after publication of Otherworld Book 3. Title will be revealed after publication of When Comes the Stroke of Midnight.

Untitled Project 1

November 21, 2019

10:31 am

I am working out the plot for a book that I will begin writing once Otherworld is complete. It will take place in the same literary "universe" as Otherworld, but will not otherwise connect.

Untitled Project 2

November 21, 2019

10:31 am

I am doing research for a space-related science fiction book. I will not begin writing until after Otherworld is complete.

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