Rise of The Reaper Diaries

Aquattrox!

Aquattrox!

Now that the book has been out there for a while, I should probably start to gather the myriad of information and extra stuff that I have written on Aquattrox, the violent aquatic sport from my books, and do something with it. I have plans for a wad of extras to encourage mailing list signups, […]

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Rise of the Reaper: Diary 11

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 11

Ups and downs at the moment. Things didn’t quite work out with the cover designer, so we parted ways (on great terms) and I went elsewhere. The next morning, my partner surprised me with a cover design that he had been working on for me and I was bowled over. Great stuff. Cover reveal incoming […]

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Rise of the Reaper: Diary 10

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 10

It seems like everything and nothing are happening all at once. For once, I have little to do, and then, when I look at my list, there is actually a great deal. This feeling is largely because Rise of the Reaper is currently with my proof-reader and the cover-design brief has been completed and the […]

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Rise of the Reaper – Excerpt – Chapter 1

Rise of the Reaper – Excerpt – Chapter 1

This is a small excerpt – one chapter to be precise – of my upcoming YA fantasy novel, Rise of the Reaper. It is the first in the Broken Lands series and is in the penultimate editing stages. Here’s a taste. Also, please forgive the dialogue formatting. WordPress has a shitty habit of stripping the […]

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Rise of the Reaper: Diary 9

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 9

It seems like there is still so much to do to get Rise of the Reaper into print, but little movement, which is more than likely down to having a big list of things to do and not knowing where to start. The fact that many things are linked to others, and need something else […]

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Rise of the Reaper: Diary 8

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 8

It’s done. Finally, it’s done and the book can go off to the copy-editor. And then I’ll have another edit and several proofs to do when it comes back, but I don’t want to think about that right now. I just want to relax. Oh,and then do the mountain of work that has piled up […]

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Rise of the Reaper: Diary 7

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 7

Finally, the main/big/major edit is done. The manuscript is now sitting at just over 113,400 words, ready for the next, lighter edit pass. This one will be to fill in any remaining blanks, where I have left placeholders for some names and places, and to go over my notes and check all is well, present, […]

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Rise of the Reaper: Diary 6

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 6

It’s been excruciatingly tough, but at least I can now say that I am nearing the end of the dreaded ‘main edit’. With just 40,000 words to go, I’ll hopefully be through this phase by the end of the weekend, if I can focus. Problem is, however, I always struggle with ‘end of book’ edits. […]

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Rise of the Reaper: Diary 5

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 5

And that’s me finished. A few days ago, at 2:30(ish) am, I finally finished the first draft of the rewrite of Rise of the Reaper. Bleary-eyed, knackered, and convinced that the ending I had just written wasn’t quite what I wanted, I was finished. It came in at 114,747 words. That’s about 14k more than […]

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Rise of the Reaper: Diary 4

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 4

Things have been going well, lately, which has been something of a relief (and a nice change). I haven’t updated these diaries for a while for the simple reason that I had put the book down and switched projects. This was down to the fact that that I had originally planned to take a week […]

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