No, I'm not dead. Just busy.
In the last six weeks I've written just over 80,000 words. I intend to keep going at this rate until mid-December. By that time I will have finished Stalin's Hammer: Paris, A Girl in Time, and the new, full-length AOT novel which kicks off the world War 3.1 series. (Oh, and the Dave Hooper fanfic project).
I'm not sitting up until midnight with my underpants in my head to do this, but I am working consistently, continuously and at a pretty intense level.
At a minimum I drop 2000 words into Scrivener every day. Most days I shoot for two and a half or three thousand.
As always, come mid-afternoon I crash back to the surface of Planet Parenthood for a couple of hours of kid wrangling.
That's why you're not seeing many updates around here. I'm prioritsing the books and by the time I'm finished for the day... I am fucking finished for the day.
I have been following the discussion in the World War 3.1 thread, copying and pasting the highlights across to my research files. I've also had some very useful OOB stuff sent to me by Dirk and JL. I'm grateful for the help.
Also hugely helpful, the beta readers on Paris. I've been gradually taking in their edits and suggestions over the past fortnight, and will wrap that up and send the finished draft off to the pro-editor in the next couple of days. The cover art was finalised a long time ago, and the formatting won't take long, so it will be published within a month.
I will have another topic for 3.1 which I will put up later today. But right now, I have those KPIs to hit.