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Naked Crow 7 and a surprise

Naked Crow 7. What about it?

Over at MeWe someone asked when Naked Crow 7 would come out. I had to disappoint him.

The kind person in question responded to my cheerful outburst that I had added over 900 words to the story that day, which sounds like a lot. Considering that an average Naked Crow story consists of around 70,000 words, 900 words isn’t much, but it adds a nice amount, certainly.

There was a problem with this story. With all my best intentions I started writing, adding some sub-stories to it. After some 25,000 words I discovered that the start of one of the sub-lines in the story wasn’t touched any more. It had nothing to add to the story, so I had to go back and rip that out. Which meant there was a hole in the story that I had to fill up. In order to do so I had to rip out more bits and pieces.

In the end 18,000 words remained, setting me back quite a bit. Yes, I slaughtered some 7,000 words. And they need to be added in order to get the story up to where it was before I started the massacre. But the book will be better for it!

So what’s the surprise?

No, it’s not Naked Crow 8 yet, sorry. 😉

Instead I’m working on two more stories. One is a science fiction-ish book about Henry and Hannah who get thrown into a strange situation. I already know what the cover of this book will look like, which is remarkable. Usually I know this by the time I reach the last chapter.

Nude Beach

Yes, the new sci-fi has to do with a nude beach…

The other book is about Emma Nelson who starts off as a cook in a university kitchen. Her life undergoes an odd change when something happens. I have the ‘something’ written but I feel I have to change that. A lot. Plenty of options have already come up for that. This story is an urban fantasy, which means that fantasy and real world will mix.

Hmm, in that light, the book about Henry and Hannah will be an urban science fiction. Gosh… I had to look that up and it turns out that more people came up with that. Have a look at goodreads. Of course those aren’t naturist urban science fiction books! 😀

Well, I hope you like this update on what I’m doing at the moment. I’ll try and keep in touch a bit more frequently.

Coming week I’ll be off for a while, on a short trip to the Canary Islands, for some sunshine and relaxing. My work situation is somewhat unstable at the moment so I need to get away from it all. It will also help me figure out a few story-related things, I’m convinced.

Stay well. Stay nude.

This is for all Naked Crow fans.

Hello again.

Yes, there is news about the Naked Crow series. Big news. News that comes in the form of the sixth book!

It’s going to happen quite soon now. The book is written, checked, corrected, edited, corrected even more and now I’m in the final stages of getting things together. Creating e-books, final judgment on the cover and creating the paperback version of the book. That last bit always takes terribly long so I’ll get the e-books out as soon as they’re ready. No need to make you wait for the paper version if you’re not waiting for that anyway. (Did you see what I did there? 😉 )

Right. Let’s have a look at that cover.

Naked Crow 6 cover

Naked Crow 6 – Hidden Village

So there you have it. Title and image all in one. No details on the story yet, but you’ll find out soon enough now. I’m quite confident that I’ll be able to get the e-books out early June of this year, probably in the first week.

I hope this makes the approaching weekend and weeks somewhat more bearable. Thanks for your patience. It’s appreciated and will soon be rewarded!

~ P.Z.

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