A 5-post collection

Bad news, good news

Seems to be the way whenever I'm working on KFZ, that things gang aft agley.

This time, MeMum's compy has decided to do its impersonation of a second-hand lawnmower and play up. Or break down. Which means that she calls in instead of sending an email.

On the same weekend that I am potentially available to help with that, my Beloveds parentals are planning to pop over and celebrate the marking of Mayhem's trip around the sun.

Chaos is still crook, so I have made arrangements to drag the poor mite to the local quacks. But her illness also falls on a day that we had planned to talk about her eligibility for free braces. Huzzah. Can't go spreading Lurgi all over a dental van, of course.

So I also have to call the dental van people when I'm certain they're awake and tell them that Chaos is still crook and, with all good luck, there might be a chance to talk to them next week sometime. Assuming they're not booked as hell for another two months.

See what I mean about my life going sideways?

I've done the synopsis. I've closed the files (for now), but I still have to check my primary choice's checklist for anything else I might have to do. I already put the elevator pitch in the first few lines of the synopsis.

I probably still have to do my desired blurb and author bio nonse. That shouldn't be too much trouble. Right? HAHAHAHA who am I kidding? The editor for my posts has gone do-lally again and won't accept a tag until after I've posted it.


I'm not inviting anything to happen and I'm hoping to heaven that the mishaps that are -well- happening... are just a co-incidence and it completely fails to spread. I don't want anyone else having a sideways life.

I wrote a cursed book

Well, that's the half-joke. During most of 2014, I was working on a novel entitled Kung Fu Zombies, which threw a lampshade on every zombie trope and every kung fu trope I could make fit. And possibly a bunch of American survivalist tropes as well.

For all the fun I had writing the bloody thing - my life went sideways in a big way. Disasters big and small plagued my life. Culminating in the death of my father barely a week before

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Calling all beta-readers (this means you)

I only have ONE beta-reader’s opinions and suggestions back to me.

The sooner you get back to me, the sooner I can polish this firkin novel. The sooner it’s polished, the sooner I can flick it at agents and publishers and the sooner (I sincerely hope) it can be out on bookstores near you.

I need you all to get back to me. Even if you couldn’t keep reading - try to tell me where the point was and

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It's DONE!

I just wrote the final words of the alpha draft of KFZ.

Kinda waiting for a meteor to fall on my head at this point. It’s been one hell of a year for real life to interfere with the progress of a book.

I’ve already made up my mind on the dedication:

For Mayhem, who gave me the best worst idea ever.
And for Dad. I wish you could have read this.

IDK about the formatting tho.

This is it.

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Next book underway!

I try to wait a week after writing my last book to start on the next one, but… I surrendered to the temptation. And just finished the first thousand words.


Because my next book is called Kung Fu Zombies, that’s why.

In my next eight months, I shall be looking intensely at Zombie Tropes, Kung Fu Tropes, and Romance Tropes and gleefully destroying as many of them as I can inside of 120 000 words.

I already have

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