Update on the Book
Thanks for all the good wishes on the writing front guys. I’ve been pounding away at it hard the last couple days. Up to 97k as of today.
Target for this thing is generally expected to be in the 140k range (at least that was what the other two worked out to be, I originally aimed for 120k but the things just kept growing).
If I can wrap up the main story line around the 120k’s range, then i’ll probably go back like I did with Book 2 and make sure all the sub-plots are tied up nice and neat. A lot of the Bogart and Suffic plot lines were woven in after the fact on the Gambit. I knew they needed to be in there and about where they’d go but just had to stay focused on finishing the main line stuff first. Otherwise these books could sprawl and sprawl into an impossible size and no story completion in sight ever.
Which is bad. But easily avoidable.
Right now this book is feeling a little bit bigger than the others. But that could just be closing in on the last quarter of the book blues.
I know the story I want to tell and where the possible end points are on this thing. Some scenes just turn out longer or shorter than originally estimated. So long as the cool story is in there, that’s the main thing, it doesn’t matter the word count.
Anyway Emil had a question regarding an e-mail list. That’s a good question and one we’ve considered. Right now I’m going to focus on getting book 3 out. Either after 3 or 4, probably 4, I’m thinking to revamp the covers and focus on other value added ideas like the e-mail list.
I guess the short answer is no e-mail list at this time, but its a good question and will help spur us onto getting one set up. I’ll try to post it here as well as in the author- discussion section in the author page area, when the book comes out.
Thanks for all the people who say its worth more than the $2.99, its good to hear that, along with all the encouragement. Its in large part thank to you guys, that I’ve been knuckling down here so soon after being sick.
Sweet Murphy but this thing’s been taking off the last few odd days. I hope you guys end up enjoying the read as much as I am the writing of it. This book is going to be a bit different than that other two books. Due in main part due to some difficulties encountered by the main character.
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