So, there haven’t been an awful lot of blog post of late, but I’m happy to report that I’ve been hard at work on the sequel to The Mussorgsky Riddle and I’m approaching the halfway point. Several hours between JJ’s Red Hots, Starbucks, and Brixx led to 2,758 words today, putting the total word count to just over 47,000 words. Mussorgsky was 116K, so I’m aiming for at least 100K on this one. This one is cooking along a lot like the first one did, and I think people who read the first will find a lot in common as well as a lot different in this one. First off, while I utilized the works of Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov for the first, I am channelling the work of a different “-sky” in this one, a composer whose works I was not all that familiar with, but have fallen in love with. I can’t wait for you all to read this one.
Would be a bit further along, but I took off about 2.5 weeks from the novel to knock out two short stories, one for the next Curiosity Quills Anthology and the other for a Kickstarter project that I hope to be a part of! More on both of those as they unfold.
And with that, I have written enough today. Hope to be back here a lot more often as summer hits, but for now, know that I am working as fast as I can to bring you all a worthy sequel and another exciting adventure with psychic extraordinaire, Mira Tejedor!
Lastly, today is Memorial Day, and I would be remiss if I didn’t send a big thank you skyward to all the men and women who have died defending our great country. And to the irreplaceable soldiers, both enlisted and officer, from the 101st that we lost during our time together in OIF1, know that you are not forgotten.
Tomorrow, work begins anew, but for tonight, it is time to retire…