A Quick Note on Pirated Books, UNCHAINED Update – October 17

If you see UNCHAINED available for download anywhere, no, it is not a legit copy from the future. It’s not even a leaked copy, because there’s no way the written part of it could have been leaked.

My books are only available from well-known booksellers or from libraries, and right now the only free book is THE ALIGNMENT. Any ‘download for free’ copies on random websites are pirated. If you’re short on funds and would like to read my books, please request them from your local library.

Speaking of UNCHAINED, I’ve written a rough bullet list of everything that happens to the end, and it’s under one page long! Now I just have to expand it to about 30,000 words. Easy, right? ;)

Progress of UNCHAINED
First draft: In progress (74,035 words, about 74% complete)
My revisions: Not started
Editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started

Momentum

I’m struggling to find my momentum with this last Unquiet book. I wrote over 1,000 words last night, but most of those were put down past midnight. Lazy days this week allow me to do that. When my normal schedule returns after the new year I won’t have that Easy Writing Window of Time, which seems to be 11 p.m. onward. Late night writing is how I wrote the entire Alignment series. It’s a schedule I’m no longer physically able to do.

Doesn’t really matter, though, does it? Books must be written, so the time will be found… somewhere…

Cutting back on reading time might be necessary, but not that easy right now because I’m 50% into THE KING’S MAN by Elizabeth Kingston and enjoying the heck out of it. It’s a bit of an enemies-to-lovers story set in medieval Wales. Broody hero with a violent past meets a Welsh warrior princess who is tasked with dragging him home to England to answer to his king. Lots of unexpected movement in the plot and great romantic tension. Can’t quite recommend it yet because I have no idea what’s in store, but the first 50% is excellent.

I also just started THE HATING GAME by Sally Thorne. I know I’m late on this one but after seeing it pop up everywhere and never seem to go away I figured I had to do it. It’s a library loan, so I have to put THE KING’S MAN on temporary pause (boooo). The first few chapters of THE HATING GAME are delicious. I’ll probably devour it in days. It’s a nice change from the dark dramatic stuff I usually read. :)

 

Speaking of dark and dramatic… you gotta check out THE GLASS WOMAN by Caroline Lea. Chilling, desolate, mysterious, romantic, a perfect winter read. Kind of like REBECCA in Iceland. Certainly one of my top five reads in 2020.

 

 

I hope you’re enjoying some lazy days full of books, good food and drink, pleasant family time, and all the nice things at the end of this bizarre year. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2021. :)