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Another WiP update

Seeing as there are some people who have asked me recently, I figured I’d give another update on The Coup, my current Work in Progress and part three in the Theft and Sorcery trilogy.

Progress is still slower than I’d like it to be, but that’s largely my own fault. I keep procrastinating, so I rarely get more than 1000 words on the page in one day. More often it’s anywhere between 500 and 1000, and there are (too many) days when I don’t write anything at all.

That said, I have now got twelve chapters in my first draft, for a total word count of around the 77k mark. I still cannot say how many chapters the book will eventually end up with, but my best stick-a-wet-finger-in-the-air guess is around eighteen or nineteen. I could be completely wrong, because I’ve got to the point in my outline which says ‘arrival in Tizar, regroup’, and after that my outline just says MORE STUFF, WAH!

As you can see, my outlines are in themselves minor works of literary genius.

For all that the progress is slow, I’m pretty pleased with what I’ve got so far, and my alpha reader/editor also seems pretty happy. I value her opinion, so I’m optimistic that the final result will be worth reading. I keep wanting to post a teaser snippet, but there’s still a really big thing that I’m trying to keep a secret, so I kinda can’t.

Oh, and the most important part: there has been sex, wohoo! My main characters have now well and truly got laid, so that’s the main part of my mission accomplished. Now I just have to achieve the happily ever after…

 

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Update on the WiP

So, since this will be my last proper post for the year (I’ve got one more review to link to, but that’s not a proper post) I figured I’d give an update on my Work in Progress. My hope was that I would have the first draft of book three done by the end of the year, but that’s absolutely not going to happen.

It’s not a project lost though. I have seven chapters finished and hope to have chapter eight done before I break up for Christmas. It is very much a first draft right now and will probably get some extensive rewriting, but that’s a worry for later.

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WIP Update: Tag, I’m It!

Okay, normally I dislike these kind of memes, because I feel they’re the internet equivalent of chain letters, so my gut instinct is to steer away from them. However, in this case I actually quite like both the subject and the questions, and it was passed to me by Kira Lyn Blue, who is awesome. I’ll therefore make an exception and complete it. But I also hereby give permission to the two people I’m tagging (can’t think of a third) to completely ignore it, because I know one of them at least feels the same as I do.

1. What’s the name of your current WIP?

Well, since I’ve just published The Conspiracy, I suppose it’ll have to be book three, currently going under the title of The Coup. Knowing me, that’ll probably also be the final title, since I’m crap at thinking them up. It’s the third and final book in my trilogy.

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