Writing Update

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I’m pleased to announce that the first draft of Cat by Night: Episode 2 is complete. I will be editing and polishing it over the next few days and will publish it to Kindle as soon as it’s ready. I set myself a deadline of August 7, and I think that’s completely doable. At this rate I should have Episode 3 out on August 28, and the next episode three weeks after that, and so on.

I have six episodes planned for Cat by Night, and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you all. The point of publishing this book as a serial was to be able to share the story as I was going along, hopefully receiving feedback and keeping readers excited with every segment. When enough episodes are ready, I’ll package them in a larger volume for easier consumption. Probably Eps 1-3 and 4-6 will get a package, and also 1-6 once the story is complete.

In Episode 2, we get to meet some new characters in Christina’s life–the girls she considers to be her friends at school, as well as a new boy who just transferred, who shows an interest in Christina that she doesn’t know how to deal with. Episode 2 also begins to reveal just what is going on with this magic stuff, and I’m excited about the plot developments there. I hope you will be too!

Would you like me to publish a sneak peek here on the blog before the book goes live? Let me know and I will try to get that up for you.

In the meantime, I’m also working on another project, Beasts of Paradise, a post-apocalyptic science fiction series that I’m very excited about. I’m about thirty thousand words into the project. Unlike Cat by Night, which I’m publishing as I write, I plan to finish the draft for the first book of Beasts of Paradise and edit it altogether to make sure it’s coherent and consistent. The world of Beasts of Paradise is much more complex and nuanced that most of my other projects, so I know it’s going to need a lot of work. I’ll definitely be talking about this project in future posts.

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