THE WARRIOR Update – October 13

First round of edits of THE WARRIOR are back and I’m about 50% through them. If all goes well, in about a week these edits should be finalized. The book then moves on to the next editor for the line edit/proofread. I’ve also submitted the book to my cover artist. First drafts of the front cover are due in a few days. (Eek!! Can’t wait!)

Progress of THE WARRIOR
First Draft: Complete (118,511 words)
My revisions: Complete (119,778 words)
Editing: In progress
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: In progress

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Thanks, Penned Con!

I’m still coming down off the thrill of Penned Con 2017. What a great collection of readers and authors! Yet again I’m surprised by the positive vibe of this con. It’s so much fun I’ve just bought my table for 2018. Even more surprising is I sold out of book 1!

Thanks to all the readers who stopped by to chat. I hope those who bought books enjoy them, and I can’t wait to see everyone again next year.

THE WARRIOR Update – September 23

I sent THE WARRIOR off to my editor about an hour ago. Final revisions added about a thousand words to the count. I could seriously revise and perfect for the rest of my life but at some point I have to call it because I DON’T WANT TO REVISE AND PERFECT THIS THING FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. lol

It’s perfect timing, too, because Penned Con is in one week and I have a couple hundred of TB’s special dissolving cubes to wrap in brown paper and tie with string. Come see me there and you can help yourself to one. ;)

Progress of THE WARRIOR
First Draft: Complete (118,511 words)
My revisions: Complete (119,778 words)
Professional editing: In progress
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started

THE WARRIOR First Draft Complete!

Eight years in the making and this series is finally out of my head. I’ll spare everyone from my squealing. I start a full edit tomorrow.

Progress of THE WARRIOR
First Draft: Complete! (118,511 words)
My revisions: Start tomorrow
Professional editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started

Join Me at Penned Con 2017!


This September I’ll be signing books and giving away free stuff at Penned Con 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. This year there will be over 150 authors! But it’s the book fans who make this con so special. Plus, money raised goes to Action for Autism. Books and a good cause. What more can you ask for?

More info on the Penned Con website and Facebook page.

THE WARRIOR Update – July 26

The slaughter has begun. What’s on my mind as I finish up this book is how much is too much? Is there a line? A number, a body count? Something concrete that determines when a reader will start thinking the book’s hero/heroine is no longer so heroic?

Hopefully not. Because these last twenty thousand or so words are blood red. Please don’t hate me.

I’m writing as fast and hard as I can, I promise. And trying not to think about how much I’m going to miss these characters when this book is finished.

My guess is one and half more months until I type THE END.

Progress of THE WARRIOR
First Draft: About 82% (89,864 words)
My revisions: Not started
Professional editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started

Recommended Reads: NOBODY BUT US

I wrote a review on Goodreads immediately after finishing NOBODY BUT US, and although it’s a bit frantic and simple, I can’t come up with anything better. So here it is. This book will gut you. In the best way possible. And right now it’s only $3.99 on Kindle.

OH MY GOD. I hate this book. I love this book. Five screaming stars. Thank you to the author for having the courage to do that. Poignant, explosive, so brutally romantic.

I do have to add, though, that if you’ve read my books you know my definition of “romantic” is a bit, uh, weird? Twisted? Gory? I’m surprised I don’t get hate mail over what TB does to Liv in Chapter 33 of THE ALIGNMENT.

NOBODY BUT US by Kristin Halbrook
Amazon | Goodreads | Kristin Halbrook’s website