2018 has started just as 2017 ended - in a blur of activity. I submitted my secret project to my agent on 1st January, finished my Jack Frey novella on the 3rd January, sent it off to be edited by the wonderful Laura Hughes, wrote a series proposal for my secret project and made big progress again on CRY FEAR. A lot of work but I love doing this so none of it actually feels like work — and that's the best feeling in the world.
I'm super proud of my little novella too. It's 30,000 words long and hopefully it's a fun little trip into Jack's world once more. It's set while he's still a novice at Whitehaven, a year before he takes his vows to become a Knight of Saint Stephen. Obviously, it helps if you've read CRY HAVOC but it also works as a stand-alone. (If you haven't read CRY HAVOC, do so now! It's a great book, honest).
CRY WITCH is up for pre-order on Amazon now or you can get a free copy simply by signing up on my mailing list on the home page.
CRY FEAR is at 70,000 words at the moment, having gone under a lot of rewriting. Originally I thought it would be 90,000 words long when I finished but in reality, I think it'll be more than 100,000. I will have it finished by the end of the month by hook or by crook.
In other news, I'm listening to the audiobook of Paternus: Rise of Gods by Dyrk Ashton and really enjoying it. Not what I was expecting but all the better for it. I devoured the new Jack Reacher, The Midnight Line — a good book but not a classic Reacher. I'm really enjoying the BBC drama, McMafia and I'm listening to the new U2 record a lot, Songs of Experience.
That's all for now...