Tim Pratt
SF and Fantasy Writer

Tidal Forces

The good people at Kickstarter have made Grim Tides the Project of the Day today, which is very cool. Only six days to go. (So if you’re sick of hearing me talk about the Kickstarter — I’m almost done!)

I wrote another couple thousand words of the book last night, and now the first three chapters are done, at least in lumpy first drafts. Last night I set up some truly vicious villain stuff. My general goal is to do at least a thousand words a day during the week, and 2k a day on weekends. As long as I can average about 10,000 words a week, I’ll be happy — that would be a draft by Halloween, basically, and it’s a non-murderous pace. It’s so fun to be back in this world, playing with these characters again, and making their lives miserable.

I finally found a way to use a villain I’ve been mentioning in the novels for years, so that’ll be fun. It’s a big bad as dangerous as the Mason from Broken Mirrors, but with a radically different personality and approach.

The only downside is, writing this book makes desperately want to return to Hawai’i, which I can’t afford (in terms of time or money, really) just now. Oh well. I’m planning to take my wife on a vacation there for her (mumble) birthday in 2013, so it’s something to look forward to.

4 Responses to “Tidal Forces”

  1. Jeremy Says:

    So when can we expect a chapter 1? I only ask because sacrificing baby seals doesn’t seem to be producing any results. Marla does accept baby seal sacrifices yes? It seemed thematically appropriate given her new location and the new book title.

  2. Tim Pratt Says:

    I’ll start posting chapters in January 2012. Probably on January 2nd, the first Monday of the year, and every Monday until it’s done.

    It’s a sufficiently complicated book that I want it to be entirely written (or nearly so) before I start putting up chapters.

    Marla accepts any kind of sacrifice, really, but they don’t do much good.

  3. Jeremy Says:

    Tim, I thought perhaps you’d find it interesting and perhaps useful given the setting of grim tides.

    http://news.yahoo.com/popular-kauai-swimming-hole-gets-deadly-reputation-091051882.html

  4. Tim Pratt Says:

    Thanks for the link!

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