October 2021 newsletter
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but have no fear, I’ve been hard at work. How hard, you might ask? Hard enough that I’m done with A Necessary Heresy. I even have a cool video of me typing the magic words, “THE END”.
But like wiser folk say, it’s the journey that counts; not the destination, and this journey has been quite the expedition. This is the most difficult book I’ve ever written because it might also be my most important. A Necessary Heresy is the fulcrum around which the entire series revolves.
I can say that with absolute confidence because when I was writing the William Wilde series, I included many scenes from Seminal, and in doing so, I unwittingly wrote myself into a corner. I only discovered said corner while actually typing away at Instrument of Omens. This book leads me into that corner, but it also sets it up for me getting out of that corner.
In all honesty, if I could go back to my past self, I’d give him a thrashing. He really should have thought this out more clearly.
And that’s the end of my whining.
By the way, because I’m in the midst of editing, I find myself really enjoying the story. The journey—corners and all—is one I’m happy to travel. I like it a lot, including the set ups for what comes next… I can’t wait to find out what happens.
Oh, yes. When will I release the book. Well, I’m done with the first draft, and now comes lots of editing and input from alpha and beta readers. If they think the corner is not so cumbersome and that the path past it is strong, then—fingers crossed!—I should have it out by the end of the year.
Moving on to other news and stuff, my friend Phil Tucker decided to put his entire Chronicles of the Black Gate series in one volume. Eek! That’s almost 3500 pages (not a misprint) of a set of books that I absolutely love. The cover art is pretty fantastic, too. And how much for this massive amount of goodness?
Just $4.99! Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Chronicles-Black-Gate-Phil-Tucker-ebook/dp/B09HHQ47WN
I’m also watching Breaking Bad only because I promised my sons I would. I’m getting worried for Hank. I really enjoyed Only Murders in the Building with Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. I had no idea she was such a good actor.
That’s it from my end. Have a wonderful October!
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