Monthly Archives: November 2011

It’s Been A Little While!

I haven’t posted in a little while and I apologize to everyone for that.  Had a bit of a bug come visit for a while and am glad to see it out of the door.  It truly overstayed its welcome.    And so, with that now on its way elsewhere, the writing is picking up once again.  I have been able to put a word here and there throughout and even string a sentence together from time to time.  The third book is coming along although quite slowly but I’m getting pretty close to finishing the draft.

When I first started the book, I didn’t think I would have enough with the story and plot continuation to fill the book.  Now I’m finding that I have had to move a part of the story to the fourth book.  That’s a good thing I think.  I would say this third book is about 80% complete.  I was hoping to have it finished by the end of the month but, unless the words just pour out today, that’s just not going to happen.  I do hope to have it finished by this coming weekend.

As a side note, the print proof of the second book, A New World: Return, came in the mail yesterday and I’m hoping the Chaos book shows up today.  The proof looks good so far and, if the same is true with the other, then both books should be out in print within the next week.  They look pretty sharp and I want to thank SM Reine once again for the fantastic covers.

The flow of writing with this third book hasn’t been the 5,000 to 8,000 words a day that the first books had.  There have been a lot of things that have had to happen in different areas and it was a little slow pulling them together into a cohesive fashion.  With the first two, the track was fairly linear – go here and this happens, then continue – but with this third book, the scope has broadened to an extent.  Plus the aspect of trying to build a sanctuary and keep it exciting without making it seem like watching paint dry.

Well, off to the story!  I wish everyone a wonderful and fun day!

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Progress – Slow but progress nonetheless!

Haven’t posted here is a little while and my apologies for that.  I have been immersing myself in the writing of the third book “A New World: Sanctuary.”  Had a more difficult time organizing and progressing with this one, mainly due to the expansion of the characters and events.  Jack and the merry band of survivors have arrived back and are in the process of setting up shop – finding and building a haven from the night runners.  Hit the 40,000 word mark last night meaning the draft is almost half way there.  I hope to hit that point sometime today – we’ll see how far I get with that goal.

I am looking to have the draft finished and the editing to begin by the end of the month.  That may be pushing it but the story has started to flow somewhat.  Today, another rescue attempt.

I just want to give a hearty thank you for all of the nice messages, reviews, and for those that have made the series so successful so far – far beyond my wildest dreams or any expectations I had.  Thank you!!!!  You truly rock!

John