Eternal Retribution

By that, I’m referring to my pen.  It’s on its last strokes, folks. I’ve got a back-up ready, but it’ll be another sad loss.  At least it went to a good cause.


Now have a working title for the sequel: Homecoming.  I have somewhere around ten pages written up so far.  Plan to do a bit more tomorrow (today for those who’ve actually gone to sleep already).  Things are shaping up nicely, and I like where it’s going. 


Anyone out there who’s got or read a copy of the book, if you don’t mind, I’d appreciate if you could drop by sites like b&n or amazon and leave some reviews.  Good or bad is up to you (publicity is publicity), though I think it’s obvious which I’d hope for.  Drop some emails my way too if you’ve got any thoughts you’d like to share.  Someone (no, not me) also started a facebook group page, so go on and check it out.


That’s all I’ve got for now at 0300 in the a.m.   Peace Out, Rock On!

Once again, I know it’s been quite some time since I last updated this thing…I feel like a webcomic artist…no offense guys and gals.

Anyway, I’ve once again started putting pen to paper, and have knocked out about a page so far in the next book.  I hope to adjust my writing a bit to…fix…some things I viewed as possible ‘issues’ with the last novel.  I’m happy with it, yet I get the feeling like it’s short.  I understand that may seem off to some of you, what with how I was always updating word counts and was happy about hitting the ‘prescribed’ novel word count.

Don’t get me wrong, the people who’ve read it, and subsequently spoke to me about it, have enjoyed it.  I just think I could possibly give a bit more enjoyment to those and other people.  Despite having taken me eight years to finish, I feel it was rushed.  And in a way, I guess it was.  I don’t recall the exact time, but I’m sure somewhere on this page it can be seen.  Or maybe everywhere.  Anyway, I know the area(s) I want/feel the need to expand upon.

The more I’m looking at all this, and thinking about it, the more I get the feeling that a trilogy won’t cover it.  I’m not sure yet.  I get the feeling that three books may not be able to properly fit the timeline that I want to include [**spoiler alert**] despite the first book spanning 11 years, 16 if you count a certain part of the beginning.[**end spoiler**]  However, I’m not really sure on how to put content into a fourth book, or how to make it happen without making it dry.

The biggest problem I’m having in this regard is time.  I could make the following two books happen in anywhere from a month to a short number of years (I’m talking story-time here, not real life time, despite how well that might fit ((“Office” quote time))).  But one of the ideas I’m toying with, or at least would like to flesh out for the readers would need me to jump the story 11+ years.  I’ve read books where the author has jumped 50 or more years between books, but they weren’t so much sequels as the they were another book set in the same world, with some of the same characters, later on in life.  Would it be weird if books 2 and 3 span maybe half a decade after the end of the first, and then the fourth comes along another 6 or more years later?

I guess we’ll see at some point, whether it come to me in a flash, or in a comment or email.  **cough cough**  Aside from that, I’ve made some minor changes to the blog entry tags.  Instead of just saying “Story”, they now say “Eternal Retribution” due to me, you know, writing another story.  Helps clear confusion, and maybe even get some hits on search engines.

As always, feel free to comment or drop me an email.  Thanks to everyone who’s purchased my book, and to those of you who will do so in the future.  Peace Out, Rock On, Go Braves.

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