A bit light-on for strict word count this week with 2,600, made up of some current and future blog posts and the final chapter of Botox Apocalypse.
Big news this week is the re-opening of the file on Warm Honey. It’s a novel that Steve McAlpine (my co-author from The Queensberry Rule) has been working on for some years. I’m editing it and re-writing the ending so it will become our second full length novel together. Set in Perth, the book is the story of a family dealing with the implications of their past and present choices and some rough circumstances that come their way.
This project isn’t going to result in blistering word counts for the next two weeks, but hoping at the end of that period there will be a next to final draft for beta readers to get their teeth into.
On the visual front, I’ve been messing about with the covers for Botox Apocalypse and Sunshine on Boerewors. I’ve also done a cover for my son Jonty’s first major written work, a 20,000 word novella entitled “Too Bright to See, Too Loud to Hear.” The first draft of that is nearly complete for submission as a school project next week. Next step will be an edit and proofread, and it will become a MartyBoyMedia title on Amazon soon after.
Next week will be working on Warm Honey plus a monster outlining/plotting session with Jeremy Pooley on Dad’s Cricket Diary, a new five or six book project under the Diary of The 17th Man banner. Sunshine on Boerewors may just get released if we’re lucky.
Have a great weekend!