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For the next two months I'm a full time writer...

Monday, 7 September 2015

At the start of this year I gave up my full-time job to become a freelance software developer and writer - the idea being to interleave paid programming gigs with (for now at least) less well paid writing months.

We'll see how that works out. But I do now have September and October free to do some serious writing, which is a wonderful prospect indeed. Can't wait to see how much progress I can make.

For the record, here's what I plan to tackle:
  • Publish Hyrn (the Cloven Land prequel novella) - pretty much ready to go
  • Publish Wyrm Lord, book 2 in the Cloven Land trilogy - currently being edited
  • Complete The Clockwork War (Engn II) - currently about 75K words written, maybe 15K to go
  • Write at least three of the short story ideas buzzing around in my head
  • Make a good start on Witch King (book 3 in the Cloven Land trilogy) - currently 1 chapter is written
I's also like to spend some time doing some serious future novel planning. Once Cloven Land is complete, that will be an entire indie-published fantasy trilogy out there. The Engn books are, as regular readers will know, published by a small publisher (December House). Now I just need to complete the set and have the full agent/major publisher deal. Easier said than done, of course, but that's where I want to get to. So I need to sit down and decide which of my hundred odd novel ideas I want to invest a year or so of my life in.

Wish me luck. The two months writing starts now...


  1. That's very exciting, Simon. I wish you well!

  2. Go. Go. Go! I bet you'll get more done, because you have a defined amount of time. Rather than me, who has been rather lazing around this last month or so.

    1. Well, Day 1 was good - lots done. I'm still in "no time to write mode" so keeping very busy...

  3. That's excellent, Simon! Good luck with everything! :)


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