Posts Tagged ‘work in progress’

A New Year Brings New Challenges

Posted: 28th February 2017 by Jason Kristopher in Everything Else
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Waaay back in June, I posted my most recent update, letting my readers know about the availability of Beginning, the third and final volume in my zombie trilogy The Dying of the Light. In my opinion, it’s my best work to date and has been well-received by readers of the first two. Plus my mom. Which is […]

“Beginning” Finished, Available Now Everywhere The third and final book in my zombie apocalypse series, The Dying of the Light: Beginning, is out! Get it here: He awoke and, for the first time in almost twenty-five years, remembered who he was… Twenty years after Z-Day, a handful of survivors are left in massive underground bunkers. It’s finally […]

Yes, true believers, I’m working right now (well, not right now, but this weekend) on Beginning, the third and final volume in my zombie series The Dying of the Light. And for those of you who just want the facts, ma’am, here they are: So far in the last 24 hours, I’ve written 10,029 words, and completed through Chapter […]

No, you’re not seeing things. The bar on the left really did change from “Outline Chapters” to “Words” – and the prologue has been written. Because you’ve all waited so patiently for, what, nine months now (good thing I’m not George R. R. Martin!) I thought I’d post it here. Beware, there are spoilers here, […]

Progress Meters & NaNoWriMo

Posted: 13th September 2013 by Jason Kristopher in My Work
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<— See these? Those progress meters will let you in on where I’m at with the different projects. I’ll update them as often as I can. These are NaNoWriMo meters that you can get free from They’re fully customizable (you get the code), but you have to go back to their site or be able […]

That’s kind of a misleading post title, really. I mean, the book has always had a plot, in the most generic sense. Like the first book, I knew where the story was going to end, and, since I have the second one complete, I know where the third has to start. But it’s the middle […]

Character Profile: Detective Lloyd Monroe

Posted: 27th July 2013 by Jason Kristopher in My Work
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While I’m on vacation, I’m getting some writing done – or at least trying to. Today was the first time I had a chance to sit down and actually work, and it went well, even though I was working on behind-the-scenes stuff. 1,100 words later, I’ve got a pretty in-depth character profile for Detective Lloyd Monroe, the […]

Poll: What I Wrote on my Summer Vacation

Posted: 5th July 2013 by Jason Kristopher in My Work
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I’m going on my first real vacation in several years in a couple weeks, and won’t have access to most of the tools I need to do the detailed work I usually do. I’ll pretty much just have a laptop and basic software like OpenOffice and my favorite writing program, Scrivener. While I plan to […]

It’s not fully outlined. It’s only partially plotted. Some of the characters have yet to be born, age, or die — and some of them will only exist briefly before falling back into the ether. As the esteemed – if somewhat occasionally long-winded – Robert Jordan wrote so often, “It was not the beginning, but it […]

I had a lot of positive responses from the last excerpt. Apparently, y’all like the acerbic Detective Monroe, so here’s a bit more from our new favorite cop. So let’s get one thing straight, right from the beginning. I don’t want there to be any confusion about this: There is no such thing as magic. […]