Well my book came out the last day of August. Technically I still met my deadline of sometime in late summer, which is surprising to me. I learned a lot about publishing and communicating over the last few months and if it wasn’t for my own foolishness Catalyst would have come out a lot sooner (I’m going to write a post about what I learned later on – stay tuned).
One of the things I was looking forward to the most was getting back to real writing. No more editing. No more writing book descriptions and author bios at various lengths. Just plain old sitting down at a computer and trying to meet a word count while keeping myself entertained.
Silly me. I forgot that book two of The Ronos Trilogy already had a first draft. There wasn’t going to be any sitting down to make a word count. The word count was already met. I’m back to editing already!
I guess it’s more rewriting then editing but I hadn’t physiologically prepared for it either way. I don’t mind rewriting, I suppose. There is a little pleasure in reading through my book and knowing that every time I hit the delete key (or little x with an arrow if I’m using my iPad) book two becomes a little better and a little more readable.
But the thing that is really keeping me from being sad about not writing a new story from scratch is that book two is exciting to read.
I just finished reading through chapter one. I have already made major changes but the overall story has stayed the same and I can tell you that the story is awesome. The very first chapter has life or death in it. My heart beat a little faster as I read it and when I finished I wanted nothing more then to post it online so that everyone who bought Catalyst would know that what happens next is as exciting if not more then what happened before (the way stories are supposed to be).
But it would be irresponsible of me to do that. I’ve only read over it three times so it will change between now and when it comes out next year. It also hasn’t been professionally edited yet and it would be cruel of me to make you read something that wasn’t given a thorough edit by someone who knows what they are talking about.
I just wanted you to start to get excited about book two. I’m excited to get it perfected for you to read.
In the mean time, if you haven’t read Catalyst: Book One of the Ronos Trilogy you can pick up a copy here
If you have read it already then go tell your friends to read it.
If you’ve already done that then you are my hero and we will be best friends forever.
Now I have to get back to work reading chapter two.