That sound you hear is me holding my breath

I am slowly going insane.  This insanity is due to the following facts:

  1. Immortal and Hellenic Immortal are both doing very well, both in terms of sales and reviews, however…
  2. …there is more press coverage coming.
  3. Eventually.

The press in question is of the sort I can’t talk about right now.  Because talking about it before it happens will look pretty terrible if it doesn’t happen.  Just know that there are some big things to come, and I am excited enough about it that I can’t do much of anything but hold my breath and wait.

And this is absolutely killing me.

Book Three

A dirty little secret that isn’t all that dirty or secret is that I haven’t begun writing the next book in the Immortal series yet, which is causing some of you a degree of anguish which I am both impressed and surprised by.  It will get written, but… oh okay, here’s another list.

  1. Adam’s “voice” is a reflection of mine, and his moods are as well.  My first draft of Hellenic Immortal was started around 2006 or so when I was still pissed off that Immortal hadn’t been sold yet, and that frustration became a part of his voice, which in turn became him being grouchy about Clara.  Imagine, if you will, what his voice might sound like right now, if I start writing new material while also holding my breath.
  2. I have actually not written a fresh and new piece for a little while, and I have less time than I used to.  The fundamental change is that my office moved and I am now commuting to that office by bike, which means I’m spending 3 hours a day in the saddle instead of getting fat in front of my computer.  The good news is, I’m in fantastic shape, but I’m going to have to figure out a solution that gives me more wide-awake free time.
  3. I don’t quite have enough yet to start writing.  I have pieces, but the big picture isn’t there yet.  I don’t need a lot— I don’t outline and do very, very little planning when writing, and usually start well before someone else would– but I need more than I have.

Still: nobody panic.  The work will get done.

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  1. Donna Doucette on June 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Here is where I could send you to your room and tell you not to come out until you finish at least 3 chapters of the new book.

    But that never worked real well with your homework when you were actually living under my roof.

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