It's been a while since I last posted. I had some big decisions to make concerning direction. I was trying to do too many things at once, work on the novel and attempt to get into every anthology going lol and every comp too. Then it hit me, I could have all the time in the world to do the shorts and the comps AFTER I got the novel done and had it doing it's month settle before re-writes. So that's where I've been and glad to say there's light at the end of the tunnel. The Osseous Box is running at 90k words and the end is in sight. I've a 2 week holiday coming up and have been granted full permission by the wife to bring the laptop along and 'get the damn thing finished' First draft is looking to run at about 110k, but by the time I've done the old wheat from the chaff bit and tore out everything that doesn't move the story along it'll land at about 85-90k.
I have to admit it's been more fun than I thought, expanding on the characters, bringing in new ones and making the whole Osseous Box world a lot bigger, more of an adventure, instead of the characters just turning up where they needed to be I've been able to walk with them, drive with them, like turning a black and white world to a colour one. Just looking forward to typing 'THE END'