Well friends, I have the rough draft of my latest novel complete as of yesterday. I’m now beginning the rounds of editing and cleaning up pacing, characterization, symbolism etc. I think I’ve settled on a title as well: “Belly of the Great Land”
What do you think?
Sometimes a story sure gets away from you! One of my minor antagonists just demanded to be made a major protagonist.
This novel is a cross between The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Heart of Darkness.
As of today I am 48,000 words into my rough draft. woot. woot.
So here’s where we stand, friends.
The good news: I’m halfway through a rough draft that I plan to be finished by the end of summer.
The bad news: It’s not Book 2 of the “Ruined Dynasty Trilogy”.
In all fairness it should be. I sat down intending to write that book, but this book seized me by the ears and demanded to be written, so here we are.
What is the new book, you may ask. Well, this one is historical fantasy set in 1682 on Hudson’s Bay in Canada. It’s an adventure with a strong friendship theme and I’m enjoying writing it. Let me tell you, as a writer, I always find that the parts of the book I enjoy writing the most are the parts people enjoy reading the most. There are a lot more of those part this time.
I want to apologize to those who were waiting for a Ruined Dynasty book and are disappointed. I promise they will come eventually and that I know how you feel. I’m still waiting for Linda Evans to pull through on some of her book promises, so I hear you.
I plead forgiveness and understanding if you can give it to me. I just couldn’t help it. This book demanded to be written. Everywhere I looked it was standing, waving its arms. It whispered in the night and while I was driving my commute. It called with a siren’s call and here I am. In all fairness, I think it will be good. And it is a stand-alone, so it will be a fully satisfying read on its own. Will that help soften the blow? I hope so, and if it doesn’t I just want to remind you all that tar and feathers have gone out of vogue.
November 11th is here with a dusting of snow and red poppies on everyone’s coat. Special honour to our veterans.
Today is also the launch of my debut novel, The Ex-Pacifist, available at the reasonable price of $2.99. Thank you in advance for your support.
Here’s your link:
Amazon.com for Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Ex-Pacifist-Ruined-Dynasty-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B0063T4P1C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320709682&sr=8-1
Smashwords.com for all other formats: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/98048
Well, the leaves have fallen, the Tamaracks have turned blaze orange, and November 11th is just around the corner. Less than a week from now is the official launch of my e-book (yes, you can buy it early on Smashwords) and soon it will be available on multiple platforms.
I’d like to thank all of you who have stuck with my blog waiting for this event. I’d also like to ask that if you do choose to purchase the book and read it, that you would leave an honest review at the site you purchase it from. Thank you, and stay tuned.