I've been a bit absent from social media recently, which is kinda hard to tell since I'm not particularly active on it to begin with. But to make a long story short I've been going through some things and having a pretty hard time getting my shit together, but I'm doing much better now, shit is officially together, and I wanted to share some updates.
The third Mako Shark book:
First Draft: CHECK. It actually has been for awhile (shhh.) Once I get a little further into Chance Assassin 4 I'll be sending it along to beta readers. They do overlap a good deal so I want to make sure the continuity and whatnot is nailed down ahead of time lest I have to go back and change stuff.
Cover: Almost CHECK. I spent last weekend smashing glass with a hammer and bloodying some daisies. It was most satisfying. I highly recommend it.
Blurb: Hmm...have I mentioned how much I hate writing blurbs? Writing the blurb can be harder than writing the book itself, so I'll leave that to future Nicole. For now all you have to know is this is the conclusion (exciting conclusion!) to the Mako Shark trilogy. Mysteries are revealed, candies are eaten, and there will be blood.
The fourth Chance Assassin book:
First Draft: Getting Closer. I went off the rails for awhile but I'm back on track and I know where I'm going with it. I've written about 12,000 words in the past two weeks, and before that it wasn't even 12,000 words in months. I am on a roll, baby!
Cover: Double Nope
Blurb: Ha ha ha *cries* Really though, anyone who read The Inauspicious List knows that some things were left...unresolved. Tears will be shed, minds will be lost, and someone's getting pureed. Assassin War has begun.
So there you have it. I'm still on schedule for release this year, but unfortunately I can't narrow it down further than that quite yet. More updates to come, along with official blurbs eventually, but for now I've got to get back to the body I left dismembered in a bathtub.