May update. Late!
It’s June already!
The first quarter of Bite Back 5 is pretty solid. I’ll be contacting beta readers within the next fortnight to see if they’re game for the first installment…
The second quarter is well drafted, but it needs a lot of work to link the scenes together in a way that feels natural. The book is still looking to be approximately the length of SoH or HT.
I’m still not sure about the name. Angel Stakes? I’m rubbish with book names, and as ever, there are several threads in the story, so which should the title refer to?
I’m also rubbish at posting blogs at the moment. What with May’s scheduled road trip across Europe dragging a humungous trailer, the cough & cold to end all coughs and colds, and family distractions, it wasn’t a good month for writing. Writing progressed at the expense of blogging, which is the way round I guess you would want it.
Distractions… Jessica is due to be in Singapore at the end of the week, doing promotional work for Game of Thrones. My wife, Pearlyn, will be joining her out there to catch up with all her old friends again. Jessica then has a radio version of the legal drama, Silk, to do. Then, Florida Comicon in Tampa Bay. Then, Game of Thrones Season 6! Difficult to keep up with her sometimes.
I was going to go to Tampa Bay with her, but I’m too far behind on my schedule. I keep promising myself I will take a trip to the USA this year to connect with readers and do some more research on locations for Bite Back. Ideally, I’d mix that with a trip to Saigon for some research on Bian’s Tale, but that seems unlikely at the moment. Maybe after I’ve published this book…
I hope I’ll be able to blog a bit more this month.