Life and writing

Picking apples, managing ISBNs, feasting like a Viking

The past few weeks have seen the start of a new school year. Aster can’t legally start kindergarten till next year, but we are treating her last year of pre-K as kindergarten. Connor is now in second grade, and we recently finished learning about the ancient Vikings, culminating in a Viking-style feast and watching How to Train Your Dragon 2 (which was quite good… but… Stoic! No!).

Behind the scenes at Rucksack HQ, I’ve also been hard at work getting Cloud Fortress ready for release. There are exciting things, such as ordering proofs of the printed paperback, and there are some of the things that perhaps only I might consider interesting, such as managing the ISBNs (International Standard Book Numbers) for each edition. We all get our geek on in our own ways.

And now, I’m going to go have another apple. We went picking at a local orchard yesterday, and we’ve all been enjoying some seriously sweet tangy crunch apple feasting.

September writing report

By the numbers, during September I wrote 47,131 words, at an average of 1,354 words per day. I wrote every day, which put my writing streak at 715 days in a row as of Sept. 30, 2019.

September’s scribbling puts me at 419,391 words for 2019. At an average of 46,999 words per month, that puts me on track for over 560,000 words for the year.

Cloud Fortress available for pre-order

Qualifying patrons receive Cloud Fortress on Oct. 19, and the next Rucksack Universe book will be available worldwide Nov. 19.

You can pre-order the ebook today, and it will be charged and delivered on Nov. 19. Hit the link below for pre-orders on Amazon, Kobo, Apple Books, and more:

Pre-order Cloud Fortress