We have a date; October the 3rd (US). That is when the first episodes of The Oaks Grove start dropping on Podiobooks.com. When they go live I will post a link.
It has been a while since I have updated everyone with what is happening in my writing world.
I have finished writing The Oaks Grove, the second Gurt and Elanore tale. It’s now slated for release as an eBook early next year. This means it probably won’t get looked at properly by the editor until later this year. I had thought of waiting until it had gone through to it’s final draft before podcasting it, as it would then be consistent across versions. Since that would mean it wouldn’t be podcast until next year I have decided to go early. I need to finish a few tweaks over this weekend, and then we shall start recording next week. I hope to be able to squeeze it into the release schedule on podiobooks sometime in late October/early November. Besides which my wife is desperate to be locked in the cupboard again 😆
This means the podcast version of The Oaks Grove will be a “beta” version like The Spiral Tattoo. I think I will do that with all of the Gurt and Elanore tales.
After tweaking The Oaks Grove, and while podcasting it, I will set too with writing the third tale in the series. This was meant to be called The Honey Garden, however I have a much more exciting plotline, which means a change in title. The new title will be The Bluebell, and will revolve around the hunt for demented serial killer amongst the snow laden streets of Delvenport.
The Bluebell is due for release mid next year in ebook, but I hope to have it finished to a satisfactory level by the end of this year so we can podcast it early next year.
On the paperback front. My publisher has been finalizing details on that front and hopes to be able to bring out a paperback edition of The Spiral Tattoo early next year. I guess how well that goes will inform on when the other titles will appear in paperback.
I have finished the first draft of The Oaks Grove! Now for busy editing….
It’s been an interesting year on the writing front. Projects have come and gone, stories started, and finished. As it’s coming up to Christmas I thought I should give a small update on how things are going with my writing, and in the world of Fursk and Gurt.
Since I have changed my day job, my writing has not gone so well. The transition period has been very interesting indeed. I hope though to get back into it, but I doubt I will meet my end of year deadline for The Oaks Grove. So Fursk and Gurt are waiting patiently for me to get back to them, and I will! Promise 🙂
I have however another short story coming soon on Everyphototells. I will post it up here once it is released over there.
For those of you who may be interested in the progress I am making on the second Fursk and Gurt story, I have now completed my chapter outline, and the first quarter of the story is in the bag.
I am now back on target to finish a great swath of the story for NaNoWriMo with the raw word count sitting at 20,534.
The second Fursk and Gurt is now well started. I won’t give you a word count update, but it is starting to flow nicely. I will give you a few details. 🙂
This is what Gurt has to say about it all:
“Elanore has written a book. Not just any book, but philosophical treatise, as if she wasn’t out there enough already. Then it gets worse. She is invited by one of her philosophical heroes to come to his private retreat for a few days of deep and meaningful conversation. And she accepts. What is a chap to do? Of course I have to go with her to steer her through the social reefs. And of course all hell breaks loose when the man himself turns up dead. Secrets will be exposed, blood will be spilled and along the way we might just learn a little more about each other.”
I have started the next book in the Tales of Fursk and Gurt. It has a working title of The Oaks Grove. It will be my NaNoWriMo month project, but I hope to exceed the 50,000 word target for that writing challenge. The Spiral Tattoo sits at around 76,000 words and I want to aim to keep this one at a similar length. Which means, with my aim to finish this story by late November, early December, I will want to exceed the 50,000 words in November mark.
As I write I will keep you posted on the progress. Here’s hoping for regular positive updates 🙂