Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm back

I haven’t blogged in a while because of a big deadline looming over my head. October 27, 2008 was the due date for The Dragon Hunters, Book Two of the Iron Dragon Series. I turned in the book and a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Now I feel like I can get back to normal—and start blogging again.

The book is coming out six months earlier than expected, which was a surprise to everyone. The book will be out in May of 2009, not November 2009.

To be clear: Book Two will be out in May of 2009.

I spent August, September, and October writing and editing. I had a manuscript done, but much of it was old, written years ago. I had to go through and redo a lot. I had a ton of help. My buddies Pat and Brad really helped me a lot. I couldn’t have done it without them. Also, my editor, John, helped a lot.

The book still needs a copy edit, which means I’ll be reading through it one more time after the copy editor and proofreader are done, but most of the work is finished. I read the whole book out loud to my wife and spent so much time working on it. I didn’t work every free hour on the book, but it was a lot of time. I was worried at first that I wouldn’t have enough time. In the end, I had plenty. I’m really proud of the book and think the fans will enjoy it a lot.

1 comment:

utpoohbear said...

Welcome back to the world of Blogging, the check book cover is absolutely beautiful! So is the next book cover!

Congrats on getting it finished! I'm sure it will be GREAT! :)