This means that currently I'm on the last dance of the writing waltz: one step forward, one step back and two steps to the side. It sounds more frustrating than it actually is and in fact I prefer my books to evolve naturally, it usually means I have credible characters if they start objecting to the decisions I force them to make. As I said this is the last dance and once it's over I will have the spine to the new book, maybe even a credible title if I am lucky.
|First Draft of Dark Waters: Part One (minus the blood)|
The book itself is a kind of futuristic, sci-fi/fantasy adventure story. I wanted to do something a bit different from Dark Waters, when the sequel hit a brick wall, but upon reflection this new book is filled with the same dark humour and tragic, lawless characters, which probably says more about me than anything else.
I may be engrossed in the new work, but I haven't forgotten Dark Waters. With my sales soaring to 1,615 last month it's difficult to put it to one side. The feedback I have got from my debut has been great and I am really looking forward to polishing it up and maybe even doing a bit of extra work on the ending... Captain Huwzo is currently scrawling away at some new covers and I am hoping the Dark Waters Trilogy will be ready soon.
Everything in the pipeline is bubbling away excitedly and this month on the eighteenth I am featuring on the following blog with a little piece about pirates and book piracy. There's a blog for each day, all written by indie authors, so check it out and discover some indie talent. http://indiebookblogger.blogspot.co.uk/p/z-challenge-2012.html
For this week and next Dark Waters will be available for free and this will probably be the last ever promotion of the original draft. I am really eager for feedback as I tackle the re-draft and anyone that emails me (firstname.lastname@example.org) their opinion/review/criticism/suggestion will get the trilogy free when it's released.
You know what they say all work and no play keeps me out of mischief so I should press on (breaking only briefly for the Pirates Adventure with Scientists - awesome book, fingers crossed for the film!).