This is the last Friday of the month, which officially makes it time to review my progress on The Five Year Project. This is the brainchild of Misha Gericke, to help keep all of us focused on the bigger picture. You can join in the fun at http://sylmion.blogspot.com/
My five year goal: To have the Newstead books be the next great American novels
This was actually a very important month for me. I released two books simultaneously: Blackbird, and Revenge of the Rephaim, both of which have received initial praise. I’ve also started writing Bloodbrothers, which is the conclusion to this whole Newstead storyline I’ve been working on. At this point I’m about halfway through the rough draft stage, and I’m pretty happy with it. I’ve also started another book, Erron, which is my first non-Newstead book. It’s actually been a lot of fun to write; it’s more paranormal romance than anything, and I’ve found that by writing it simultaneously with Bloodbrothers, I’m able to being more of that element in that book as well. I also had my first actual release party this month, and I’ve got to say, it was a blast. I don’t know why I haven’t done these before. So, how is the goal going? In a lot of ways I feel like I’m already there. No, the Newstead books aren’t on any bestsellers lists (yet), but I’ve had people read the books and love them. And that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?