Books and Stories

A Quick Update

With the publication of Ten Years Gone – Adam Lapid Series Prequel fast approaching (August 4, or earlier), I thought it would be a good time to give a quick update on what I’m working on now.

I’m about 20,000 words into a new Adam Lapid novel, title to be determined later. I’m writing this one by the seat of my pants, pretty much how I wrote two of the previous novels. After a shaky start, a new opening scene hit me like a lightning bolt. Once it did, I knew that I had the right beginning for the novel.

Having written that scene (it is actually a two-scene sequence), I spent a few days seamlessly connecting it to the other scenes I had already written. As it now stands, I have about a quarter of the novel written. Naturally, I can’t know for sure at this time that the book will be about 80,000 words long when it is completed, but that’s how it feels like to me.

I’m very happy with what I’ve written so far. It is shaping up to be a cracking story, one quite different from the previous three.

I’ve also got another project going, though this one is in the very early stages. It’s a standalone novel with a powerful female protagonist. It will likely be more violent and bloody than the Adam Lapid novels. I’ve started working on it using a voice recognition software called Dragon Naturally Speaking. I’ve read reports that some authors have managed to become much more productive by using this software, and I want to do the same.

I still need to get used to dictation. Once I do, I hope that I’ll be able to bring out more good books faster for all you readers.

That’s it for me. If you haven’t done so, check out my books here.