Thursday, July 16, 2015

Working on cover for Novum-5

So it's not enough that my brother, Dave, finished the cover for the 4th book in my Novum series (while I'm still trying to finish book #3), yesterday I came up with the layout for the 5th and final book in the series, and so Dave is now working on making that a reality. Guess I need to finished #3 soon.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Just past 20,000 words

I'd love to report that Novum: Rubicon is finished and on its way to the editors, but alas, this is not the case. However, it does feel pretty good to pass major milestones, like I just did today. 20,000 words finished and probably less than 5,000 left in the story. Now as I say that, I do realize that it might be another 10,000 words. This story is sort of writing itself, in terms of the relationships developing between the characters. So, if they just stick with the outlined plot, then 5,000 words might do it. If, however, the characters choose to get in each others way, start fights, or even fall in love, then it might be another 10,000 or so. I think my readers would prefer a longer book this time, especially if there is more time spend getting to know the characters, but there is a part of me that wants to get started on the next installment, and that part is voting for the shorter route. Somehow, it will all work out in the end. It always does...