I reached a transition point in the Fairy Farts story. I sometimes have trouble with those. My word count slowed to a crawl for two weeks while I figured it out. Back in the saddle, we’re getting words down at a prodigious rate. I’m a bit worried about the title as it no longer fits. The original idea was that Evan has a pocket full of chocolates and that chocolate causes fairies to have very bad gas. I’m a third of the way through the story and… Only one fart joke so far. And it’s not related to chocolate. Perhaps I need a better working title.
What does my schedule look like? Write in the morning and promote my books in the afternoon. The rough draft of Fairy Farts is about 20% done. Evan is getting to know the other characters and cracking jokes along the way. The other main characters being two elves named Sina and Daric. Both are elf warriors who teach Evan about the world he finds himself in. One hates him the other finds him amusing. Guess which one is which.
The picture above is the stock image I’m using for Sina. Badass elf chick who has a big secret. Dun dun dun.
I’ve spent a lot of time revamping the front and back matter of The Burning Son series books. I’m a lot happier with the blurbs and taglines. This should help me reach more readers and sell more books. Yay!
Other than that, I’ve been making puns and training the new puppy. She requires a lot of attention so that she stops chasing the cat and learns the rules of her new home. There’s a picture of her on the Jasmine page on my website.
This week has been hectic. I’ve written 1000 words every day on the fantasy humor novel, the working title is Fairy Farts. I’m happy with how it’s turning out and my critique group has been howling with laughter every week. I consider that a good sign.
The afternoons have been spent revamping my existing novels to be more in line with the fabulous instructions of Nick Stephenson. I’ve had his book Reader Magnets for a while, but just recently started implementing the fantastic suggestions inside. Free Book – Check. The Fox Prince prequel novella is available for free for my Patreon and newsletter subscribers. I’m revamping the front and back matter of The Burning Son series at the moment and updating the descriptions.
So what does this year look like for me? Two more pun books. Three Fairy Farts books. The next book theThe Burning Son series Son Down. Three financial self-help books. Yes, I know I’m not going to get all of that done. On the bright side, the pun books and self-help books will be quick. I can pound out 1000 puns in a couple of weeks, and the financial self-help books are 15k words, so I can knock those out in about 6 weeks. The first financial self-help book is already written. Right now my writing schedule is Fairy Farts one, Pun books two and three, Financial self help two and three, Son Down, Fairy Farts two and three.
That’s subject to change. If The Burning Son starts to really take off after my selling strategy updates, I’ll put everything else on hold and write Son Down. Speaking of which, the original idea was to write seven books in The Burning Son series, but that’s recently turned into ten. If that does well, I already know what happens in the next ten books.
That’s it for this week, if you haven’t picked up The Fox Prince yet, please subscribe to my newsletter and pick up your copy today. It’s Racy’s back story and there’s a lot revealed in there about Racy’s past and Muscat society. Take care Fiction Fans!
Okay, so last night was Twelfth Night. You’ve heard of the Twelve Days of Christmas? Well, January 6th is the twelfth day and traditionally, the day you take down the Christmas decorations. So this morning, I wrote and edited on Fairy Farts, and this afternoon I took down decorations. It’s sad to see them go into the closet, but they’ve been making our home merry and bright for the past month. Jasmine is happy because the tree takes up a lot of space in my writing loft. In her mind that’s prime paying with brother and sisters and napping space. I hope you had a great holiday season, and I’m looking forward to entertaining you in the New Year!