Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Weekly Writing Progress & Other Business #22

I'm writing the next book in The Alchemancer series. It's called The Nullification Engine and should be out soon. As a way to keep readers updated on my progress and also so I can gauge the same, each week I take a look at my current writing progress and report it here. Also, I discuss some other areas revolving around the business side of things.

It's Mother's Day weekend here in the U.S. and since my mom is coming in from out of town (she's already here, actually), I'm not anticipating making much progress on everything I've got in the cooker today or tomorrow. Fortunately, I had a pretty good week this past week, so I'd say everything is on schedule regardless.

The Hall of the Wood – 2nd Edition

Editing has begun, and that's all I really have to say about this. I should get changes back from my editor in the next few days. I'm still anticipating a June 2013 release.

Reminder: Anyone who signs up for my mailing list before the second edition comes out will get a free eBook copy. I use my mailing list for new novel notifications only, so no fear of sales pitches or other nonsense from me.

The Five Elements – LibraryThing Giveaway

The giveaway for 25 copies of The Five Elements has come to a close. Twenty-five lucky readers have won and received their copy. I did ask for reviews as one of the stipulations of the giveaway, so I'm interested first to see what return I get overall. Second, I'm curious about the responses themselves. Will they be good? Bad? Help or hurt my ratings and sales? I guess I'm going to find out.

Blogging

This past week I blogged about:

That was a real light week for new posts. Truth is, I'm winding down the blogging activity a bit because I need the time back for wrapping up my current writing projects. Also, I've been blogging for many years now. After well over 600 posts, 100 or so of which have come in the past 6 months, I'm ready for a break. I'm also finding that I just don't have anything more to say. My focus is increasingly on my books, where it should be. I'll keep going with the author interviews I've been hosting each Wednesday, but look for blogging content to go down overall, at least for the short term.

Writing Progress – The Nullification Engine

Good writing week. Best ever, actually (as far as The Nullification Engine goes) with 7681 words written. In short, I'm less than 2 chapters away from finishing this first draft.

With that, I'll leave you with the results and I'm off for Mother's Day activities.

Date Current Word
Count
Words Written Words/Day Words
Remaining
% Complete
12/1/2012 0 0 0 137,885 0.00%
12/8/2012 20,019 20,019 3,337 117,866 14.52%
12/15/2012 24,425 4,406 734 113,460 17.71%
12/22/2012 30,027 5,602 934 107,858 21.78%
12/29/2012 32,059 2,032 339 105,826 23.25%
1/5/2013 34,757 2,698 450 103,128 25.21%
1/12/2013 38,923 4,166 694 98,962 28.23%
1/19/2013 44,503 5,580 930 93,382 32.28%
1/26/2013 49,628 5,125 854 88,257 35.99%
2/2/2013 52,073 2,445 408 85,812 37.77%
2/9/2013 56,503 4,430 738 81,382 40.98%
2/16/2013 62,161 5,658 943 75,724 45.08%
2/23/2013 68,213 6,052 1,009 69,672 49.47%
3/2/2013 74,552 6,339 1,057 63,333 54.07%
3/9/2013 77,757 3,205 534 60,128 56.39%
3/16/2013 84,859 7,102 1,184 53,026 61.54%
3/23/2013 88,321 3,462 577 49,564 64.05%
3/30/2013 90,459 2,138 356 47,426 65.60%
4/6/2013 95,984 5,525 921 41,901 69.61%
4/13/2013 103,119 7,135 1,189 34,766 74.79%
4/20/2013 109,196 6,077 1,013 28,689 79.19%
4/27/2013 116,797 7,601 1,267 21,088 84.71%
5/4/2013 121,121 4,324 721 16,764 87.84%
5/11/2013 128,802 7,681 1,280 9,083 93.41%

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