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The planning for the next book

Yes. There is an actual planning. Now don’t expect too much of this: I just had a look at the calendar and thought, “Yeah, December 8th is a good date.”

On that good date I plan to publish the e-book version of the second Unsworth Manor Nudes book.

More Unsworth Manor Nudes.

That will be the title of said publication. If you are on my Mewe contact list, you have already heard (read) that. Same goes for Twitter where I also spouted that title. Well, now the word is out, so let me give you an idea of the cover you should look for on or after December 8th:

If you have the impression it looks a bit like book one, you’re definitely paying attention. If you think it’s totally different… fine… 😉 In that case I suggest you buy the first book and then tell me again!

Well, that was the exciting news for today. I’m already working on the paperback version of the book, but that won’t be done by December 8th, I promise you that.

Warning up ahead: there will be talk of nudity in this book. 😉

Finally. More historic fiction coming your way.

Okay, it’s not going to be tomorrow or next week, but I’ve finally gotten to the end of all the edits, changes and improvements for The Unsworth Manor Nudes follow-up story. Eternal thanks to Mr Ted Bun for all the work and support!

Next thing I am going to worry about it to come up with the cover for the book. I already have some ideas, so that’s a good thing. Now all I need it time. 😀

And then, I kid you not, I am planning to write more historic naturist fiction. I already know what that will be about, I just need (yes) time to do more research. And more tea. Which I will get now.

I admit. When I go mad, I go mad.

Long time ago I heard that the famous (infamous?) book “Fifty shades of grey” had been written on a smartphone. Really. No kidding. Look here.

Because of that, I had a mad idea. I wanted to write a story on a phone also. If my story will be as successful as Fifty Shades, I’ll be a happy chappy.

Well… I did it. Today I wrote the final words of that story. Over 62.000 words of story, all written on my phone.

Did I say I’m mad yet?

The story is a science fiction, alien encounter story, so everyone who hates SciFi can stop reading now. 😉 I’ve already found someone who offered to look the story over and point out the stupid bits I put into it, so the story’s not ready to be published yet. You can bet there are plenty of mistakes and typos in the text, but that is all going to be fixed.

For those who like science fiction, this is probably going to be the cover of the new book. I’m still messing with it, so don’t get your non-existent knickers in a knot if the thing looks different once the final product is unleashed into the wild, okay?

It wouldn’t surprise me if I am going to write a follow-up to it some day because the story has a very open ending.

Good news for SciFi fans, right?

Of course I’m doing more writing. After all, Unsworth Manor part 2 isn’t done yet, and that’s an important bit of history as well!

I guess that’s enough for one post. I hope you’re all doing well, and you’re as naked as you can. It’s not in the books here any more. Temperatures went the wrong way. Oh well, I’ll crank up the heating once in a while.

Have fun out there!

Do you remember the Naked Crow series? (Warning: new release!)

I’m quite certain you do.

There is news on this matter. It is news in the shape of a new book. For now a new e-book (which, I admit, is quite shapeless).

Naked Crow 7 cover

This is what I’m talking about. The e-book is rolling out to Smashwords and Amazon as I type this, and once Amazon has approved it, the book should also be available on many other platforms.

What can you expect?

A mysterious archer goes around, shooting people seemingly at random. Since the arrows clearly have a Native American origin, the police get in touch with Sheila. While this goes on, Josy gets into an occupational tight spot.

Sheila is also put in charge of handling a theatre group that wants to perform a play at the Mighty Oaks resort, while she’s looking after two special guests of whom she grows quite fond.

Then there’s the big surprise that Jeremy has for Sheila, but that’s not all: Mandy and Josy team up to arrange something special for Sheila and Jeremy.

These and more adventures are waiting for you. Dive right in. Just don’t get hit by Sacred Arrows.

A reason to post something here on Naturist Writings

Yes, it’s true. I have something to tell you and it is a good thing.

Aglow
Aglow, by Will Forest

It is the thing called Naked Crow 7. My friend and fellow author Will Forest has managed to fight his way through the manuscript and point out where I did dumb things, used wrong words and such things. That is the life of the editor which can be a lot of fun.

I’m currently going through his comments and suggestions, which means that Naked Crow 7 is creeping towards completion and should be ready for reading consumption within the coming months. Hmm, does that make it read-y? Hmm? 😀

This of course means that I should start ‘worrying’ about the cover for the new Naked Crow book as well. Luckily I’ve had plenty of time during the rewrite of most of it to think about it, so I’ve gained some time there. There will probably be an arrow on it. And some other stuff.

Arrow

See? Just an arrow is a bit dull, isn’t it?

It looks like I have some work cut out for me for the coming days. Naked Crow 8 is in the writing phase so the series doesn’t end with 7, Unsworth Manor book 2 is coming along just fine (still no exploding airships) and the scifi I’m writing on my phone is coming to the point of the final battle, so to speak. Which in fact is going to be a proper battle.

(Oh, little tip: see the cover of Aglow up there? Click it. It will teleport you to Amazon where you can buy it. If you haven’t read it yet, you miss out on a good read.)

A story is finished. Except… it’s not…

plunge
The plunge

Looooong (yes, really, that long) ago I started writing a kind of mystery fantasy story. It’s basically finished and written now, apart from the observing eye of an editing person – still need to ask someone to take that plunge.

There is always something that needs to be changed or edited or improved. Even deleted. It’s good to have friends who are willing to do that. Someone who dares to point at something and says, “Gods, you did something majorly stupid there! Fix it!”

My little problem here is that there is something I need to fix in the story. There’s something I thought I’d bolt on to it later but as I was getting the toolkit out to do the bolting, I noticed this was the wrong spot for it.

This means I have to alter something in the story and I really don’t know where to do that.

The good thing is that all of you out there don’t know about this story so I can take my time fixing the thing. After that I will find someone to do the plunging (I guess that’s a plunger, right? 😉 ) and see if there is something basically not broken in the story.

Hey ho, and onwards!

Paul

I am making progress. Really, I am!

Progress happens every day

You may think by now that I’m doing nothing at all. No new book has come out in ages. What the hell is that Walker guy doing?

Well, that Walker guy is writing. And I’m writing a lot. That’s the terror of having a vivid imagination and too many stories to fit in one day or week.

text editing

The sequel to The Unsworth Manor Nudes is progressing nicely. Each chapter is checked almost while I’m writing it (not really but as soon as one’s done I send it off to my fellow author Ted Bun of Rags and Riches fame). As soon as that’s all done the book will be nearly ready to be published – but that’s not where we are yet.

The seventh Naked Crow book is coming along well. I’ve finally reached the point where things come together. This has taken much longer than I had hoped, but when you get your non-existent knickers in a writing knot, you will have to undo all the knotting and rewrite. After cutting things back to almost 1000 words I’m proud to say that the story now is over 63.000 words (around 180 pages) so things look well in that respect.

The urban science fiction I mentioned a few posts ago (in the far past LOL!) is also growing. That’s over 53.000 words (150 pages) by now. Remember, I’m writing that on my phone, just for the challenge.

Paper change

image editingYes. I have moved all the paperback books from CreateSpace to Amazon’s printing service. CreateSpace is going to disappear so this had to happen. That too took up a lot of time because a few covers presented problems and once you have to mess with that it’s fun all the way from the start.

And so far the news for this post. I hope that I’ve reached the end of Naked Crow 7 by the next post but I doubt that. There’s still too much that needs to be written down, loose ends to be tied up, editing to be done and all that fun. But it’s coming. Before Christmas. I think. 🙂

Stay happy, stay nude!

Paul

Crows can be a lot of work. Naked crows doubly so.

A while ago I had to go back to the start of Naked Crow 7, as there were things that didn’t work out in the story. For that I discarded a lot of words and started writing again. Now I have to go back to chapter 2 and rip out some other bits and pieces.

Naked Crow book 1

Originally I was set on having a certain character appear in the book. On the rewrite this character left in chapter 11 and he refuses to come back.

This means I have to resolve the situation. That in turn means I’m going to remove the entire person from the story. He was a good help for Sheila after an accident (not something Sheila was in) but since he decided to move on before the story’s done, I need to give said person his freedom and come up with another way to get this all done.

On behalf of the entire crew of the Mighty Oaks I apologise for this problem, as it means the book will take even longer to be completed. It will be better for it though.

Just thought I’d update you about this.

 

A little something that might please some people

The Unsworth Manor NudesSince publishing The Unsworth Manor Nudes, I’ve been thinking about more historical fiction stories. This because the Unsworth Manor Nudes was very entertaining and rewarding to write.

Since this afternoon, after a little on-line chat with my writing fellow Ted Bun (twitter link), the idea for a follow-up story to the book has been born. It will not cover the same era, which for now is all I want to tell about it.

Hindenburg disaster
Hindeburg going up in flames. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Since about a week I also found another interesting way into a story, which will take place on the other side of the Atlantic. Yes, you pinpointed it: the United States. Also about this project I’m not going to say more at this point. There’s just the plan, the idea and a few links to information on-line. This one really needs a lot of research. For now that’s all I have on it, and if things don’t work out, the entire project will go up in dust like the Hindenburg. Oh, wait, that went up in flames. I don’t want to take it that far.

Don’t fear, though. At this moment it looks as if both stories will come to life. It will take a while because there’s this annoying little thing called job I have to deal with on a nearly daily basis (some of you will recognise that).

I’ll leave it at this. I hope you all are having a great Sunday, mother’s day and sunny day!

 

World Naked Gardening Day

It’s today.

It’s also here, even though I have no garden to speak of. 1 surviving, real plant, 1 deceased one I still have to return to nature, and an artificial one make up my wealth of indoor garden.

WritingStill I celebrate Naked Gardening Day. By writing in the nude.

All through the year I cultivate the words and sentences that make the ingredients of my garden. I treasure the soil of my mind in which these words and sentences will take root.

On Naked Gardening Day I am paying extra attention to them. I look at them and see what will grow from them. These are the stems, the flowers, that will turn into paragraphs, chapters, stories, and finally into books.

That is my garden.