The Next Story

I’m so close to being done The Ronos Trilogy. Later this year you will know the complete story, from tragic beginning to epic end. This will be the first time I have ever written The End on a complete story. This is the first time you are going to see what kind of ending me and my characters can pull off. Once I’m done you can sit back in your chair and smile knowing you don’t have to wait a year or more to find out what happens next. There is no next.

Well, no next for whoever survives The Ronos Trilogy. But there is a next for me as an author.

What story am I going to write next?

For the first time since I decided it’s time to write a book, I have a clean slate and can write absolutely anything that I want. No obligations or loose ends to tie up. What am I going to choose?

Well, I don’t think I want to do a series, not right away anyway. If you remember before christmas I said that I wanted to finish two books before the middle of June. The first one was book 3.

The second one has the working title of Marketable to Middle Aged Mormon Moms. It’s a family drama and completely different from The Ronos Trilogy. I had a good chunk of it written but I don’t think I’ll be using much of that besides character names. There characters have been fleshed out and I have the major plot points but it needs to be completely redone. So today I started over at 0 words.

Starting over used to be intimidating but now I know how awesome it can make the story. Book 3 was restarted almost three times and it’s amazing now.

My deadline also shifted. It moved from the middle of June to May 20ish. I don’t know the exact day (for reason that will remain a secret until the event occurs) but I hope it’s not any earlier than May 20th. That means I have to do more writing each day. My previous daily word count was a very manageable 650 words a day. To meet my new deadline I need to write 1020 words a day (If you’re checking my math I’m planning on a 50,000 word book and I don’t write on Sundays). That’s still in the realm of doable but I’ll have to stick to it or I will fall quickly behind schedule.

The most exciting thing about all of this is that in nine or so weeks I’ll be done another draft and I’ll be planning on what to write next. There’s always something new around the corner when you’re a writer. I’m excited for what’s coming next.

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20130114-124742.jpg   Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy

“.Skinz”
Available on Amazon.
Already Read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

“The Death of Jonas Wakefield”
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Catalyst: Book 1 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

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Book 3 Contest

Book 3 of the Ronos Trilogy will be coming out later this year. The exact date is not known yet but there is a way for you to get it before anyone else. The very first copy of book 3 will be in my hands a week or two before it becomes available to everyone and I’m going to give it to the winner of this contest. You’ll be able to read book 3 before anyone else.

How to enter the contest.
1.Take a selfie with you and a copy of either Catalyst or Beacon.
2. Post the picture to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
3. Include the hash tag #RonosTrilogy
4. Get all your friends to like your picture. The picture with the most likes wins.

The contest will run until that first copy of book 3 has been printed. At that time I’ll look through all the pictures and see who has the most likes.

In the meantime you can watch the progress of Book 3 by following me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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20130114-124742.jpg   Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy

“.Skinz”
Available on Amazon.
Already Read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

“The Death of Jonas Wakefield”
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Catalyst: Book 1 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

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The Duff

Instead of adding to all the negativity on the internet—reviews in particular—I’m going to even things out by saying what I like. Everything* has something good to it. Sometimes it’s only one scene, others are bursting with awesomeness.

Here is everything I liked about The Duff.

Please note that the poster is not included on the list of things I liked about this movie.

The Duff Movie Poster*I was wrong about everything having something good to it.

 

 

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Wife Draft

I have some unsolicited advice for you guys. You should marry a writer. If I were still single this would sound like a pick up line—a really strange pick up line—but I’m not. The first person to read my stories is always my wife and she is always honest with her feedback. That’s awesome. It’s good for married people to be honest but even better than that she is a writer and can give valuable feedback. As she read through book 3 she recorded her thoughts and suggestions and then emailed them to me.

It was so helpful. I wish I could tell you how helpful that was for me but I don’t know how. My wife is a better writer than I am so maybe I’ll ask her later and then I’ll let you know.

Anyway, the report from the wife draft is this: book 3 doesn’t need anymore real rewrites. No more starting over from scratch. No more sitting down to write whole chapters or thousands of words. What’s left is several dozen adjustments and little fixes—it might be in the hundreds but still, all good news.

I want to tell you all about book 3 so much but it’s still a bit early. Later this year you’ll be bombarded with awesomeness. I’m really excited about how this book turned out. It’s fast paced fun. One thing my wife kept saying was she was reading too quickly because what was happening was so interesting she couldn’t stop. Music to my ears. I love my wife.

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20130114-124742.jpg   Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy

“.Skinz”
Available on Amazon.
Already Read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

“The Death of Jonas Wakefield”
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Catalyst: Book 1 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

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“.Skinz” Timeline

King Wakefield Timeline for .Skinz

 

In case you needed a visual aid to see where in the timeline of the King Wakefield “.Skinz” takes place. As more King Wakefield mysteries get published this time line will get more and more crowded. The master timeline I use for reference has 28 events on it and I only keep adding to it.

Some important things to consider from this timeline.

  • “.Skinz” takes place 10 years before “The Death of Jonas Wakefield.”
  • Reagan and Jonas have known each other for 9 years in “.Skinz.”
  • The Ronos Trilogy is a defining moment in the lives of Reagan and Jonas.
  • “.Skinz” takes place during the time defined by Jonas Wakefield as Reagan’s Tumultuous Thirties. Lots of bad stuff happens to her during that time. Including some events in “.Skinz.”

 

 

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20130114-124742.jpg   Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy

“.Skinz”
Available on Amazon.
Already Read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

“The Death of Jonas Wakefield”
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Catalyst: Book 1 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

 

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“.Skinz” eBook links

Here is all the places you can download the “.Skinz”. If there are some I missed let me know and I’ll post those ones as well.

Barnes and Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/skinz-tyler-rudd-hall/1121128051?ean=2940046537277

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Skinz-King-Wakefield-Tyler-Rudd-ebook/dp/B00SK4P32I

Smashwords
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/512581

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/.skinz/id961249058?mt=11

Kobo
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/skinz/9780992068455-item.html?ikwid=Tyler+Rudd+Hall&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

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20130114-124742.jpg   Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy

“.Skinz”
Available on Amazon.
Already Read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

“The Death of Jonas Wakefield”
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Catalyst: Book 1 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

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Justin Lin is Directing Star Trek 3: These are the rumoured titles.

Justin Lin is rumored to be the Director for Star Trek 3. This is nothing but good news. Lin is a great action director. The best Fast and Furious movies are all his. What do I expect from Star Trek 3 now that Lin is directing? I want a Vin Diesel cameo—in Groot form may be too much to ask—and I want a ridiculous title.

He was a champion at titling the Fast and Furious movies. Check these out.

  • Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift
  • Fast and Furious
  • Fast 5
  • Fast and Furious 6
  • Furious 7

Is that not the weirdest list of names for a movie series? It barely makes sense. It’s also more complicated than you think. While the sixth movie was marketed as Fast and Furious 6 the title card in the actual movie is Furious 6. That kind of nonsense makes me so happy.

I guess it should have been obvious from the title of the last Star Trek movie that J.J. Abrams was calling Lin out, challenging him to a terrible title showdown. Lin has a challenge ahead of him. Star Trek Into Darkness is the worst title of a Star Trek movie ever. I’ve done some thinking and have come up with some titles to help Lin.

  • Star Trek 3ish
  • Star Tr3K
  • Star Trek to an Actual Star
  • Galaxy Quest 2: The Search for Shatner
  • Star Trek: Furious Ferengi

Even though the titles of Fast and Furious movies are laughably confusing at times I am genuinely way more excited for the new Star Trek than I was before. I look forward to seeing Lin ignore the laws of physics in space. A Star Trek heist movie? A starship race around the galaxy? Whatever it ends up being I’m excited.

How do you guys feel about this news?

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20130114-124742.jpg   Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy

“The Death of Jonas Wakefield”
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Catalyst: Book 1 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

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