So, it is getting close to when I projected having the second book finished (Originally saying Oct/Nov 2013). I am happy to report that I am very, very close to finishing the first manuscript. Now, I realize that’s a bit behind schedule, but given the amount of time I’ve been working overtime at my day job, I think I’m doing pretty well.
Right now, the manuscript is at about 91,500 words, which is just short of the length of the first book. I am expecting at least another 10,000-25,000 words before it is all said and done. I plan on spending this weekend at the library again, since that worked quite well last week (was able to write about 7,500 words). I can’t make any promises, but I’m going to try and finish the book this weekend so we can start the editing process.
My attempts to lure in an agent have been for naught so far, so I’m going to just keep on keeping on with my independent author status for the time being. Also, I’m sad to say that I do not think my Kickstarter project is going to get funded since I’ve only had $150 in pledges and it expires on November 3rd, so unfortunately I’m also going to have to launch this book on my own. Thankfully I know how to get most of that done with minimal costs, so I hopefully won’t go broke trying to get it off the ground. (If you want a signed copy of the next book, please check the kickstarter out, there are 4 days left to back the project, so if enough people pick rewards, then it might just get funded. You can find it at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/931011909/launching-the-continuation-of-chariots-of-heaven )
After careful consideration, we’ve decided to list this second book at the $2.99 price-point for the eBook. It will be available on all the formats (iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Smashwords) so anyone who wants to pick it up, should be able to find a format that works for them. As for the print edition, I have to wait to see how long it is before deciding on a price.
Once I get a bit closer to an official release date I’m going to see about setting up pre-order options so my fans can get the book right away when it comes out.
Thank you all so much for your support, kind words, and positive reviews. I am so glad that so many of you have enjoyed my writing and I hope to continue to capture your imagination, because I am far from done! Please do not forget to recruit your friends while “Chariots of Heaven” is still FREE on iBooks and Smashwords. If they have a kindle or Nook, please apologize on my behalf for the $0.99 price, Amazon and B&N won’t let me set the book for free unless I agree to only offer my book through them (and even then they only give me a handful of days every few months).
Further to that point, we haven’t decided what we are going to do with “Chariots of Heaven” after the next book comes out. Part of me wants to make it free forever so that more people are able to jump right in as the series grows, but I’ll have to see how things go before I make that decision.
If you want to read more of my writings, or check out some of the other stories I’m working on, please swing by my personal blog at http://worldowtf.blogspot.com/
Until next time, stay classy! =)