The First Draft of Project Lamplighter is Complete

I posted about this on Facebook this morning, but I thought it was worthy of a quick site post of its own.  I finished that last chapter of Project Lamplighter last night.  This is my second novel and the prequel to Halon-Seven, which I hope to release by year-end.  Written entirely in my spare time, the first draft of Project Lamplighter was started July 1st, 2013 and finished on October 30th, 3013.  It’s 182,000 words and took me a grand total of 170.23 hours to pen.

While I hope to shorten the overall length of the manuscript as I work on draft #2, there are a few small elements than actually need to be added to an early portion of the book.  So I hope to cut more than I add before all is said and done.

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By |2017-04-21T17:39:58-05:00October 31st, 2013|Progress Updates, Writing|0 Comments

Preparing for the Release of Book #1: Halon-Seven

As I prepare for the release of Halon-Seven, book #1 of an as of yet un-named series, I’m getting the web site ready for prime-time.  My social profiles have been live and active for a while, so I hope folks have found me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.  I’ve been trying to post notes as regarding my progress on books one and two as work through the various pre-release stages.

The good news is that Halon-Seven is getting closer to release.  It’s been with the editor for longer than I anticipated, but that’s not such a big deal since it has left me more time to finish work on the first draft of book #2.  Beta reader feedback has been amazing.  Honestly, nothing short of breathtaking…  I’ve been blown away.  And the initial notes from the editor have been very encouraging.  It’s just taking him longer to get through my book than we originally anticipated.  Other projects keep diverting his attention.  Still, if that’s the downside of having a pro give my manuscript a good going over, it’s worth the extra time.

In the meantime, I can get some work done on book two and get the web site ready for launch.

By |2017-04-21T17:41:01-05:00October 29th, 2013|Progress Updates, Writing|0 Comments


Progress Meter

Surviving Origin (book #5):

225,000 / 225,000 words. 100.0% done.


36,600 / 90,000 words. 40% done.