And We Have A Name

The working title for the major project is Fire, Salt, and Blood.  I'm a little farther into it than I thought.  With what I wrote tonight, currently sitting at 75,788 words.

Not sure how long it will be.  At the moment, I'm guessing about 150K.  But since I tend to underestimate these things, it may well come in longer than that.  :-)

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News Update

Royalty statement received from Baen.  1636: The Devil's Opera sold over 6300 copies of the hardback edition between 10/1/2013 and 6/30/2014.  It also seems to have sold about the same number of e-book editions in the same period.  This is good.

Just finished a post for Fictorians, scheduled for Dec 26 at the moment.

Major project is revising a half-finished fantasy novel, coming of age plus revenge.  60K + words into it.

Minor project is completing the possible YA/light adult fantasy that's been in the works for a little while.

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The Span of Empire update

The Span of Empire has been submitted to the publisher.  (Whew.  Glad that's done.)

I don't know when it will be published, but my guess is either late 2015 or early 2016.

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Span is Done

Ahem…[drum roll, please]

It is with great pleasure (and exhaustion) that I announce that the first draft of The Span of Empire has been completed and sent to my senior author collaborator, Eric Flint.

Final count – 167,009 words.

:-)

That is all.

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Latest News

Received a report from Baen, the publisher, that my ebook 1635: Music and Murder sold 2437 copies in the last quarter of 2013.  That's pretty respectable for a first book from a new author, I believe.

Arrived home from the day job yesterday to find a box of author's copies of the mass-market paperback edition of 1636: The Devil's Opera waiting to be opened.  They look good.  They should be in bookstores on September 30, 2014.

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Nearing the End

Span of Empire reached 150,150 words tonight.  About 10K from the end, I think.

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The End Is In Sight…I Think

8/19/2014. Another milestone tonight:  reached 142,005 words on Span of Empire.  Shooting for 160,000, so getting very close!

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Span Progress Report

8/11/2014 Report – topped 135K words on Span of Empire last night!  :-)

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And the Empire Keeps Spanning

I haven't reported progress in a while.  The first draft for Span of Empire passed 130K words tonight.  20-30K to go.  :-)

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Span-a-Lot

Pushed Span of Empire past 115K words last night.  

:-)

 

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