First the big news. Book 2 is with the proofreaders. (One because I need someone to pick over the grammar and the other to pick over the proper use of Scandinavian languages to make sure I didn’t botch something really big.) So next stop format city. This seems to mean (barring any new disasters) that a January is likely now that real world concerns are out of the way. What real world concerns? Well, I’m not quite self sufficient on my writing earnings, so that means you get these books less frequently, and that means I have a real world job. This last month I switched companies in a process that was a diagonal move upward. Different company, similar position, but up the process chain. On the positive notes, it means that I no longer have large chunks of time that I can’t write. But it means I can’t edit at work like the previous position allowed. So it’s an overall improvement in that regard. It is also an overall improvement to my quality of life.
That’s what’s been going on in the life for me. You can imagine what kind of toll it’s taken on my ability to focus on this work. Don’t worry, I’ll get better as time goes by and I settle into the new position.
With that said… it’s time for the big reveal!
As you know Book 2 is a much more sprawling novel as it is the first part of a trilogy story arc. Yeah, couldn’t pack all that goodness into just one book, unless you wanted a 1200-1500 page monstrosity I can’t afford to print nor you to buy in one bite. I do toy with the idea of making an “Omnibus” in the future that will be just that for the real collector. We shall see.
I can hear you shouting “get on with it!” from the cheap seats. Okay, okay!!!
Titles are not easy for me. (Well, Book 3 was. It practically handed itself to me on a silver platter, which is super rare.) So after much consultation, thought, doubt and prayer, I found the name I think really fits, sticking with my convention of modifying Bible verses that speak to the character of the book. In this case, it comes from the following:
1 Corinthians 6:9-11Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
And with that, Book 2 is officially christened!
Look at that! Finn and Bergamot! Had to put em in for you, because I know so many of you wanted to see Bergie. 😀 Wait till you meet the other two!
I am also going to be experimenting with Kindle and books 2 – 4 will not be released wide, just on Amazon. Book 1 will remain wide though, so don’t fret that way. I’m just going to see if the advantages of being in the Kindle Unlimited are worth it. If it ain’t, I’m going back and putting the books wide again.
The re-editing for the reissue of ALRDW has begun. Slowly, but surely. I do not expect it to take as much time as Inheritance Thieves, since it’s already in those final states and now I have a good process to use.
What is changing? The language is being brought up to snuff, the Encyclopedia (glossary for those not in the know) will be updated accordingly) and some technical typos will be fixed. Many things that will help the ease of reading. You’ll like it, trust me.
Anyway, Merry Christmas to you all.