Friday, April 8, 2016

And more progress!

I wrote that penultimate book for the series and finished it at the end of last year. On January 1, I started work on Book 6 of the Dream series.

Then I got derailed -- long story, but a perfect storm of stuff happened. A major event I was managing took place, my sister needed my help, my mother-in-law passed away, I got majorly sick.

But I'm back on pace now, and hope to finish Book 6 of the series by mid-year. Then on to Book 7. Books 8 and 9 next year and ...

Who knows what's after that?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

I am making some major progress!

I finished Book 5 in the Endless American Dream series during October and I am now digging in to the final book in the series, the penultimate book -- book 11.

Ambitious, eh?

It's proving to be a great boon to me to work on the "end" book. I'm adding layers to books 1 to 5, I'm making notes for books 6-9 and book 10, and I'm getting a good idea of how to maneuver my plots going forward.

I'm trying to wrap up book 11 by the end of the year, then I'll start work on Book 6 next year. I have the entire year to work on this series because (ta da!) I have a home for my mystery series for the next few years.

Go, me!

Happy new year, indeed....

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Oh, Happy Days

I finished 2 mysteries during the first 6 months of this year (Whole and Pried), so I've given myself permission to work on my Endless American Dream series.

It feels like coming home.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy writing my mysteries, but those are temporary. With the Dream series, I know these characters. We've been through 4 books together and we're embarking on the 5th. I have a good sense of where they're going in book 6, and a vague idea for books 7, 8, and 9.

We're in it for the long haul and it's fun. It doesn't get any better than this. Well, yeah, it might if I get a huge contract and boatloads of money so I could quit the Day Job and write full time.

But until then, I'll enjoy what I've got!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

2015 Progress report

First quarter of 2015 is done, and I have one mystery written, am working on another, and hope to finish it by June 1. Then back to the Endless American Dream series.

I'm looking for a publisher for my mystery series, so that may divert me later this year. Who knows? I'm having a good time juggling paranormal/mystery, so will let the chips fall where they may.

I'll report back in later. I hope to finish the 5th book in the Dream series this year, map out book 6, then take a bit of a breather.

Fingers, don't fail me now.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

2014: progress report

I wrote 3 books (Volume 1) in the Endless American Dream series last year. I originally planned to release them immediately, but now I decided I'm going to wait.

I want to get Volume 2 done and Volume 3 almost done then I'll release Volume 1. I'll do my original plan (one book at a time, or buy the volume and get a deal). Then a year later, I'll release Volume 2. And a year after that, it's Volume 3.

Then it's on to the next set of books, the 2nd generation of this family.

Oh, yes. I have big plans:

9 books for the 1st generation.
3 books for the 2nd generation.
3 books for the 3rd generation.

Maybe a bit ambitious (heck, I may die before I finish!) but I have goals.

Now to clear the decks and get working on Volume 2. I've set a goal of the end of the year for a good draft of all 3 books. I wrote 2 mysteries earlier this year, so that will keep my publisher happy while I work on the Dream books.

Fingers don't fail me now.