Monday, April 30, 2012

Update on Love Lost: Rys Rising Book IV

For those who are waiting for the final novel in the Rys Rising series I have good news and bad news.

The bad news is that publication is months away.

The good news is that I'm making progress and I'm on track for publication in the fall of 2012.

I am in the middle of writing Chapter 31. I'm hoping to complete the novel in five or six more chapters. My ambitious goal is to finish drafting the manuscript by the end of May because having the kids at school all day is SUCH a help with writing novels. I basically despair during their summer vacations when their nonstop action shakes the house fourteen hours a day.

I really don't know if I'll make this goal, but I am going to try really hard. These final chapters are difficult to write. Because I write long multi-volume epics, the final part has to tie up MANY plot lines. The tough part is putting it together in a manner that is comprehensible and potentially entertaining to others. I'm also killing characters. This necessity leads to procrastination as a writer. I don't like killing characters I've spent years filling my daydreams with. But I'm motivated! This story has been in my head for years and it's high time I sent it out into the world.

After I make or not make my deadline for completing the manuscript, I'll spend the rest of the summer editing and rewriting it. Then I'll move into the production phase for a fall release.

If you haven't read the Rys Rising series yet, or if you've started it, three novels are complete and available.

You can get Rys Rising: Book I for free and buy Savage Storm: Rys Rising Book II and New Religion: Rys Rising Book III.

If you've bought from me directly, your automatically on my readers' list, so you'll be notified when Love Lost is published.

If you've been sourcing the series at another retailer, please get on my readers' list so you'll know when it's published. Use the form on the right hand side on any page at Brave Luck Books.