I wanted to get this out here before I tell the world about my website. I have a few updates on the status of my book The Descendents: Unseen. First of all, it, along with it’s followers in the trilogy, are being put on hold. This whole writing and getting published thing is a learning process, and I’ve learned a lot just since finishing Unseen.
First of all, getting your first book as a new author published is difficult. If that first book is over 75000 words, it’s damn near impossible. Unseen is 100000 words. I think it’s safe to say it won’t be published as my first book. I could lop off 25000 words, but then it wouldn’t be the same book. I also spoke to my test readers, and they said the same thing.
Second, I’ve been reading a gazillion books on writing fiction, and I can’t tell you how many elementary mistakes I made in the structure of that book. Basically, it needs to be cut, chopped, pieces put where other pieces were, and glued back together. All in all, a very time consuming process, and one I’m not going to start until it’s required.
Lastly, and most important, I have been working feverishly on a new book, one that will be 75000 words. I’m not going to say much about it, but I will say that it’s looking like it’ll be a thriller/mystery type novel. I’m very excited about this one because the content isn’t stuff I’ve dealt with before so I’ve had to do a lot of research and such to make sure all of my facts are straight. The characters are amazing, lots of conflict, which is what makes a work of fiction work. Currently, I’m still in the development and outlining stage, but I’ve started typing up some scenes so it won’t be too long until I’m writing feverishly.
I’ll make sure I keep updating this website as things change and whatnot. I also plan on doing some general interest blogging on this site–just strange and funny happenings in the life of me, not that I’m that interesting, but it’s my damn website, and I’ll do whatever the hell I wanna do so deal with it. No one’s forcing you to stay here. My day job, well, day/night/every third day job is a paramedic, and I run across all sorts of interesting crap while dealing with the public so I’ll make sure to post some of that fun stuff. All posts will be categorized to make things easier to find so if you decide hearing about my author stuff isn’t your thing and you only wanna hear how silly the general public is, then my paramedical posts will be under their own category.
If there’s anything you guys want to hear about that I haven’t posted about, please let me know. I’m pretty open as long as it’s not my credit card number, bank account info, or underwear size.