I know it’s been a while since I’ve made any updates and I do apologize for that. 2014 has been extremely busy and since I don’t write full-time my writing unfortunately suffers tremendously.
As you may know, I work in IT security and my workload between summer and the end of the year is always the busiest time of the year. It isn’t uncommon for me to work over the typical forty hour week. Often times the work comes home so I can stay caught up. Couple that with a three-year-old and another baby on the way and writing just ends up taking a back seat.
So here I am, almost a year after the release of The Enemy Within and I haven’t completed the third in the series yet. It’s a bit discouraging since I hoped it would be a 2014 release. The truth is I began writing it immediately after publishing my Novelette. But about halfway through I realized it wasn’t right. I hit a few points where things weren’t coming together the way I planned and I took some advice to just write and fix it later and it only made matters worse. In the end I had to start over. I spent a lot of time discouraged but after a while I began again and have been working slowly from a detailed plan. That’s the good news.
The bad news is I’m not quite 2/3 of the way through the rough draft yet. Each of the three novels have been planned to comprise of 27 chapters broken into three parts, each containing nine chapters. I finished part one and am working slowly through part two. There’s a lot in the chapters I’m currently working on that I feel has to be perfect. Yes, the entire book needs to be perfect but there are things that I feel have to be handled extremely delicately during this early stage so it doesn’t distract me later. I know I can always go back and tweak things but I also know that if I don’t write it with perfection in mind that I’ll become obsessed with it later on and never get anything accomplished.
So there’s kinda where I am. I know it isn’t much of an update and definately not what some of you were hoping for. Just keep in mind that I’m planning this as the final piece of the series and I want it done the right way. I won’t publish anything I’m not happy with.
As always, your feedback is always appreciated. Your support is the best kind of marketing a guy like me can hope for.