Monday, December 14, 2009

Black Gold

I'm striving to finish the first draft of "Black Gold" by the end of the year. Today I'll be working on Chapter 9, Scene 3; I try to do a scene a day, but that doesn't always work out. My plan is to write a chapter a week and that's about 5000 words. My average chapter is about that many words.
This book is planned for 10 chapter so I should have the draft finished by the end of the year, barring unforeseen circumstances.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Holiday Time

Mary Tweedy's historical novel, which is now titled "Captive Daughter, Enemy Wife" will not be ready for the Christmas market as we had hoped, but it will be out early in the new year.

My novel, Black Gold, is nearly finished but it also should be out early in the new year. It is the story of Peter O'Liam who sees Alberta go from the black gold of coal to the black gold of petroleum in the years between 1925 and 1950.

As editor of Chronicler Publishing we are busy contemplating a number of manuscripts for the new year. As always we are looking for that historical novel that is a cut above the rest.