Blog Hop, Got Goals?

Got Goals? Blast Off!

Big Goals BloghopI can hardly believe that we’re only two months into the year; 2018 has been crazy busy, and crazy productive too.

On Tuesday, the ebook version of The Smudger, the first book of my Memory Trader series, is released (the paperback is already available) across Amazon and other retailers. This will mark the first release of 2018, and the first of a dizzying planned publishing schedule for the year.

The Memory Trader series has come about in something of a whirlwind. I spent a full month developing the world and the story, before writing The Smudger as part of NaNoWriMo last November. It was edited, beta read, and edited again over just two months before the paperback was published at the end of January. And it’s follow-up, The Sister, is on an equal pegging speed-wise. I started writing it on February 1st, and the wordcount is currently pushing rapidly towards 40k.

It’s been so easy to write, with the story simply flowing out of me. I’m so excited about this world, about the characters that inhabit it, about the stories they have to tell. I wish I knew why, I wish I had discovered some amazing secret method of writing, but all I can say is that it was just the right book at the right time for me. If only I got bottle this somehow, and drink it on the days the words come like blood from a stone.

So, overall, February has been a great month, just like January was. I’m really looking forward to seeing what March will bring…!

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8 thoughts on “Got Goals? Blast Off!”

  1. Hooray for speedy writing! (If you manage to bottle that blood by the way, is there anything that would persuade you to sell a bottle? My word count is pretty slow these days). Sounds like you’re off the a great start this year!

  2. Yeah I know that feeling. I had a book that all but wrote itself in a couple of weeks. I’m dying to start editing it, but my priority is to finish Book 3 in The War of Six Crowns.

  3. I love it when the writing flows. Admittedly for me it usually does flow well – it’s editing / revision where I often get stuck. 😛

    Thanks for visiting! I sometimes find it hard to find your blog because it’s not liked to your blogger account, but I googled it and found it 😉

    1. I’m the same; editing is done far slower than the first draft is written!

      I’ll have a look at my Blogger account, see if I can add the link in somewhere…

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