Working on THE RUNE KNIGHT today, the short story that will come out with MASK OF SPELLS next month.
I always enjoy writing Mazael Cravenlock as a younger man. Younger Mazael had much worse impulse control and liked to drink and to fight, and not necessarily in that order, and his girlfriend at the time was a schemer with questionable morals.
So you wouldn’t want to meet them in real life, but they’re fun to write about! 🙂
I am pleased to report that despite many, many, many obstacles over the last two months, last night I finished the rough draft of MASK OF SPELLS at 94,000 words.
Tomorrow I’m going to start THE RUNE KNIGHT, the short story I’ll give away for free to my new-release newsletter subscribers when MASK OF SPELLS comes out in late October. Be sure to subscribe today!
I did 7,500 words of MASK OF SPELLS today.
I think the last time I did that many words was back on July 16th, and I’ve only had four days over 7000 words in 2016.
Yesterday I did 7100 words of MASK OF SPELLS. That makes for my best writing day since…well, the entirety of 2016!
Now 80,000 words into MASK OF SPELLS, and I am entering Chapter 17 of 20.
15 chapters of MASK OF SPELLS done, 5 to go.
Three quarters of the way through the rough draft!
13 chapters of MASK OF SPELLS down, 7 to go!
We are now entering the climatic scenes of the book.
12 chapters down of MASK OF SPELLS, 8 to go!
Waiting for appointments is a great time to get writing done.
Now on Chapter 12 of 20 of MASK OF SPELLS!
For all that I’ve been busy in Real Life (nothing bad, just necessary and time-consuming), I’ve made more progress than I expected. Once MASK OF SPELLS is done, it will be amusing to post my daily word count, and you can see just exactly when I got really busy. 🙂
Anyway, if all goes well and if God is willing I should be able to resume my normal writing schedule on 9/26 or so, and hopefully I can have the rough draft of MASK OF SPELLS wrapped up soon after that.
Real Life continues to be extremely busy, but I managed to get 4,000 words of MASK OF SPELLS written today.
First time I’ve managed to say that in a while! 🙂