It’s been a slower week than I would have liked. I’ve not had much time to write, but I also didn’t make the most of the time I did have. Part of the problem has been I’ve not been familiar enough with where I am with the vampire book. Last night I read through what I’m thinking of as the next episode. These stories are like a serialised TV show where there’s an overall story arc but many of the individual stories can stand on their own. I’m onto episode three now, and I was hoping that I could just do a heavy edit, but as I was reading it last night I realised I need to rewrite it. In doing that though, it means I know what I’m doing for the next week, and yes I am setting myself a goal of having it done by this time next week. There’s another seven stories after this one and I need to pull my finger out and get this one done!
I did get the zombie book off to beta readers. I’m had a touch of feedback already and I’m looking forward to seeing what the thoughts on the whole novella are.
I have been listening to Scott Sigler’s Galactic Football League books again this week. I’ve got up to the third and I’d kind of forgotten how damn good they are. I have the hardbacks of these books but for me I have to listen to them. Sigler narrates them himself and believe me, it’s worth a listen! I’m up to book three, The All-Pro now and have had a rollercoaster of emotions. From choking up and elation but through out I’m laughing. If I remember right Sigler pitches these books as Any Given Sunday meets The Godfather meets Star Wars. He’s not wrong. These books really are fantastic and the character arc of the protagonist, Quentin Barnes is damn well done.
It’s a little scary how quickly I zip through these books, but they are very addictive and it’s very easy to listen to them back-to-back.
I’m going to get stuck into this vampire story. I just need to skim through the original a little and key some key points for the rewrite and then off I go.