I’ve safely returned from two weeks of traveling! Trying not to cough up a lung, at the moment. I’ve taken drugs and vitamins to manage symptoms. I need to, if I want to finish writing A Study In Magic like I said I would at the end of last 2016…
I shy away from grand pronouncements and making my personal goals public. But I made an implicit promise to finish A Study In Magic this year, and I intend to keep it. It feels daunting … I’ve updated on a weekly basis before, but that was when I had the safety net of having good source material and lush free time at work. I also have grave concerns over my writing time; so much work to do, so many books I want to read. Then there are the usual unexpected obstacles Life likes to throw at me.
Nevertheless! I’ll be concentrating the next 12 weeks or so to churn out the rest of A Study in Magic: The Application. The story has reached what is called the “mid-point“. Using the number of words I’ve written so far as a guide, I have about 51,000 words to go. The short-term goal: 4250 words a week, not counting Author Notes and Headers and chapter postmortems. 🙂
Once I publish the final chapter, I plan to create ePub and Kindle copies of A Study In Magic and make them freely available for anyone who joins the email list. I finally bought a software that creates a basic ebook and the experimental results look good.