Progress Report: 21/03/2016 – 27/03/2016

Welcome to week thirteen.

Well, so much for lighter evenings. The first day of British Summertime and we have a storm darkening the skies. Can’t wait for the weather to get a bit warmer.

Hope you didn’t eat too many Easter eggs, or that if you did, you survived without feeling too sick!

Norse Novels

As expected, this was the only major project I worked on this week. I’ve gotten to the end of Chapter 10 so far, and I’m still adding words as I go. I’m somewhere between 67k and 68K at the moment. As there are about 30 chapters, I expect to be well over the 70K mark by the time I’ve finished. I think that’s going to take me most of this week. If I finish, I’ll finish off some of the other things I mentioned last week, ready to start on the second book next week.

Other Projects

I had one of the stories I sent off last year rejected this week, but it wasn’t a bad rejection. It was as good as it gets with rejections.

I wrote another impromptu flash fiction on Instagram. This may be becoming a habit.


Monday: 99 m
Tuesday: 163 m
Wednesday: 45 m
Thursday: 41 m
Friday: –
Saturday -:
Sunday: –

Total: 5 h  48 m

Books Completed

Driven (Debt Collector) by Susan Kaye Quinn
Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent by Kristy Tate


Progress Report: 14/03/2016 – 20/03/2016

Welcome to week twelve.

Yay! The days are now going to be longer than the nights. Can’t wait until the clocks change. It’ll feel like summer. Except for the temperature, of course. Can someone do something about that, please?

Rag & Bones Final

This is basically done now, apart from the covers. Hopefully, I’ll get time to do that this week, but as it’s a short week, with Easter coming up, it might not get done.

Norse Novels

I’ve done a little more planning for book two, but not much. I will be starting on another edit of book one this week. I’ve also been playing around with formatting for the print book. I’ve downloaded a couple of fonts, free ones, for commercial use, which I’ve never done before. I was surprised at how easy it was to install them. I don’t know what I expected, but something far more complicated than clicking an install button and then having it in all my applications. Wish I’d done it before. You live and learn!

Other Projects

The non-fiction book has progressed and is now at first-draft stage. I hope to do more on it in the coming week, but am not going to force it if there’s no time.

I’ve also written 3 short stories and have written notes for another. Two are for anthology calls. One was prompted by a picture I saw. Another was a silly thing revolving around a conversation on Instagram. I’m really liking Instagram by the way. I hope that continues.

Anyway, neither of the anthology calls are really urgent, so that’s okay. The other unplanned story needs a home. I was hoping to find an anthology for it, but nothing yet. If I can’t find anything in a couple of weeks, there is something else I might try.


Monday: 117 m
Tuesday: 149 m
Wednesday: 66 m
Thursday: –
Friday: 66 m
Saturday: 48 m
Sunday: 181 m

Total: 10 h  27 m

Books Completed

Didi and the Gunslinger by Patti Larsen
Ecstasy (Debt Collector) by Susan Kaye Quinn
Broken (Debt Collector) by Susan Kaye Quinn

Progress Report:07/03/2016 – 13/03/2016

Welcome to week eleven.

How are we all?

This week has been a little disjointed, with a birthday celebration punctuating the workflow. Some things didn’t get done, and others I hadn’t been expecting, did.

Rag & Bones Final

The read through of this book was finished and I did start the read out loud. There is still about one third of the book to complete in this round. I’ll continue with that in the coming week and I’ll start formatting for paperback – I think I’ve chosen a picture for the cover, so I can do that as well. If I finish that, I’ll start another read out loud, write a blurb, etc.

Norse Novels

No further plotting was achieved this week. If I can do some in the coming week, I will, but I’m not committing to anything.

Other Projects

I did a little on the non-fiction book, but not much. Once again, I don’t expect to get much done this week.

I also wrote a short story. It’s only in very rough draft at the moment and handwritten. At the very least, I hope I’ll be able to type it up this week. There’s also another anthology I’d like to submit to, but I haven’t properly formulated an idea for that one yet.


Monday: 146 m
Tuesday: 178 m
Wednesday: 42 m
Thursday: 120 m
Friday: 90 m
Saturday: 51 m
Sunday: 43 m

Total: 11 h  10 m

Books Completed

Butterman (Time) Travel Inc by PK Hrezo
Halfling by Tarisa Marie
The Importance of Book Cover Design and Formatting for Self-Published Authors by JD Smith

Progress Report: 29/02/2016 – 06/03/2016

Welcome to week ten.

So, we’re officially into spring and Easter is only three weeks away. It’ll soon be light in the mornings when I get up, and then it’ll be dark again as the clocks change. Good and bad all rolled into one.

This coming week is also a family birthday week, so my work will be curtailed somewhat at the weekend.

Norse Novels

I did do some work on plotting book two, but not much. I will continue that this coming week. I had intended to start a read through of book one on my Kindle, but I decided against that (see below).

R&B Final

I finished the edit on this book and reached my 50K goal for wordcount. I decided I would do a Kindle read through of this book instead of the Norse Novel, because I want to get this one out of the way. I will continue with the read through this week, and if there’s time, I’ll do (start) a read out loud. I also ought to start looking for a picture for the cover.

Other Projects

I did do a little work on the non-fiction book, but not much. I don’t know how much time I’ll have for this over the coming week, but I’ll try to do some.


Monday: 135 m
Tuesday: 94 m
Wednesday: 59 m
Thursday: 117 m
Friday: 164 m
Saturday: 192 m
Sunday: 211 m

Total: 16 h  12 m

Books Completed

Drowning Mermaids by Nadia Scrieva
Agony by Susan Kaye Quinn
Summer Storm by Elizabeth Baxter
Paradox by Kelly Carrero