Just some reminders.
Deliverance is up on Smashwords again for anyone who didn't catch my late night posting. I expect it to go through to the other premium e bookstores in 24 hours or so. I don't anticipate having the issues getting through the meat grinder as I did with 411.
That is in the past now, so on to present decisions to make and I will try not to be long winded about it. Once again, Children was created, plotted and the first draft written, with all the intentions of being one novel. As I've posted before, the 1st draft clocked in at 144,000 words. I'm at over 70,000 words already with 411 and Deliverance which are the first 20 chapters of the original 90 chapter novel. Its left me with decisions to make- with the 9 E-book presentation at Smashwords the first of these decisions.
Now, I'm torn. I'm going to look at my outline (probably for the 100th time) tonight and make a judgment to whether I will make Amazon's publishing a single epic copy or a trilogy. The three book idea would make the paperback and possibly the audiobook copies easier to produce and market. I've learned (as you probably have) that when it comes to entertainment, that things come in 3's. Movies, books and even musical groups tend to be in trios. Anyway, if (and that is a BIG if) the outline tells me that I can pull this off as a trilogy, I will lean towards doing Children for Amazon this way.
The 9 book presentation is working for Smashwords. I'm going to finish what I've started there. But it is my responsibility as a publisher to explore all options. One thing I know for sure is that I will know a lot more about my direction after Rapture is completed.
In speaking of Rapture, this conversation comes in at a good time because I did mention talking about the future. I will be back at it early in the morning with the second draft of those next 10 chapters that will encompass the 3rd episode.
I won't give it all away but I think you the reader will get a lot of bang for your buck. You finally meet Chris ex wife Denise. Joseph Champion makes his first appearance on scene and he is a man who might draw a little interest from Pandora, A House in Chains, and the FBI. Dr. Seth Dupree reappears and Roxanne Sanchez makes a bigger discovery than she anticipated.
But all that is another day...and a pre order. (smile)
For now, enjoy 411 and Deliverance and anything else of mine you may come across.
Ah...in speaking of that, remember that audio books of Waiting and Fumblerooski: How the NCAA Dropped the Ball on the Coming Playoff are available for FREE on audible.com. There is NO catch to this. You email me. I email you the code. You sign up as a user over there, put in the code and get either or both audio books for free. All I ask ( And it is a request and nothing more) is that you leave a fair review on audible. com.
Thanks everybody for your time, attention, and downloads, of course.
There is so much more on the way...