WIP: Much Better Day

Eventually, work on a project comes to an end. Today was one of those days.


Arose early because school day, morning routine, the usual. Spent the quiet hours writing new material, though not as quickly as I need to. Picked up the little girl, dinner, bath, stories. In the evening, I worked on getting Angel of Death out the door. It took much longer than I planned, but in the end, I won.

Vampires Versus Comicon

 [Cover of Vampires Versus Comicon: A Novel by T.F. Torrey] This book is information-dense, and again today I struggled to make sure I was relaying everything in the narrative that the reader needs to know for later. Ultimately, though I got good results, I didn’t make anywhere near the forward progress I need to every day.

Pulp speed level one is about three thousand words per day. That isn’t unreasonable, and it’s the minimum pulp speed level. If I can hit just that level, I can get the things I want to do done.

Must do it starting tomorrow. No excuses.

Angel of Death

 [Cover of Angel of Death: A Victor Storm Novel by T.F. Torrey] Late at night I worked to tie off all the loose ends needed to get Angel of Death published and into the world. It took a lot longer than I expected, but doesn’t everything?

For a long time, I’ve been planning to upgrade all my copywriting and marketing materials: author bio, calls to action, free book offer, book descriptions, and more. I found interesting guidance on these upgrades in a variety of sources, and I decided that I wanted these upgrades finished before releasing Angel of Death. Tonight I finalized the general upgrades, as well as the project upgrades for Winter Kills and Angel of Death. The changes are live for Angel of Death now. Winter Kills will go live probably tomorrow.

At last, with this done, I finalized the epub for Angel of Death and uploaded it to Amazon, Barnes and Noble’s NookPress, and Kobo. These take some time to go live, but they should be live by Tuesday afternoon, at which time I’ll also add Smashwords to the mix and announce the publication.

It was a ton of late-night work, but I’m so happy that it’s done and Angel of Death is on its way to the world. It’s been a long journey.

Pulp speed ahead!