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Kal’s November 2018 Forecast

It’s November already, jeez, where’d the month go?  October is come and gone and it’s been a busy month, with not just one, but two book releases.

I’m currently putting the final touches on Lost Valor, the first book of my spin-off YA series, Forsaken Valor, which ties directly into the Children of Valor series.  I’m also finishing off the last chapters on Jormungandr’s Venom, the third Rising Wolf book (The stories of Fenris, the AI controlled warship).  I plan to have those out this month, but I want to see what my beta readers have to say.

I’ve started on the sequel to The Colchis Job, which I’ve titled “A Cold Day in Hades.”  If things go well, I should have it done soon and off to the beta readers (man, they’re busy).

Last month I started my Patreon page and I’m adding more content.  I just added the full-length novel, The Eden Insurrection, which is remaining exclusive to Patrons.  As a reminder, if you want to have a character named for you, I pull names from Patrons first, so this is a good opportunity, plus it’s a way to help me focus on writing and producing more.  The link to my patreon page:  https://www.patreon.com/kalspriggs

What have I got planned for the rest of the month?  I’m writing the fifth and final Children of Valor book, Valor’s Stand.  I’m also back to closing out the seventh Shadow Space Chronicles book, The Star Engine (it was The Lost Heir).  I hope to have that one out by Christmas, but I’ve got a lot of work to do to get there.

So, I’m hoping that November is a two-book publishing month.  If I can pull it off, you can expect Lost Valor mid-November and Jormungandr’s Venom sometime after that (though that’s up to the publisher).  If I can meet my writing goals this month, it’ll make December a two book month, too.

That’s all for now, thanks for reading!



Kal’s November 2017 Forecast

November is here!  I  hope everyone is doing well, I am looking to wrap up the year with one or possibly two more books.  I am working on Jormungandr’s Venom, the third book of the Rising Wolf series of books and I hope to have that to my publisher by the end of the month.

My project after that is Valor’s Duty, the third book of the Children of Valor series.  I am hoping to get it done in time for release in December.  Needless to say, that is a lot of writing, but I think I will be able to manage it.

My writing progress after that is still somewhat up in the air, but if I can, I want to get  back to writing in the Eoriel Saga.  The fourth book in that series is nearly finished, but I have been sidetracked by a lot of other things every time I try to sit down and write more in that world.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading!


National Write a Novel Month 2015

tumblr_mvlcokDhGQ1qc0c3bo1_500It’s National Write A Novel Month (here in the US, anyway).  What does that mean to me?  Well, I’m trying to write a novel anyway, but now I have a support group for the month to help keep me on track.  What does that mean to you?  Well, a lot of people are writing.   A really lot of people.  In fact, people I never even knew were interested in writing are trying to write novels.

And that’s a good thing.   Writing a novel is hard.  Trust me, I write
faster than almost anyone else I know, and it is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, every time I do it.  It is a massive investment in brainpower, willpower, time, and your emotions.

Writing a novel can change you… and that kind of change is a good thing.  You learn a lot about yourself, like whether you really want to be an author or if you just like the idea.   Even if you don’t finish, you learn about yourself and if you do… well, writing a novel is also addictive.  You’re creating an entire world and (hopefully) getting other people to be caught up in that world.

Should the only reason you write a novel be that it is November and thus, NaNoWriMo?  Absolutely not.  If you buckle down and write, it should be for a host of reasons including the fact that you have a great story to tell.  But it is nice to have a support group.