Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What comes next?

I have no idea.  Likely, it will be the Redemption series.

My timing has been horribly off lately, as noted by early readers of Waldgrave 3.  I'm not sure exactly how it happened, but parts of the book had rampant errors.  It underwent the same editing process as the other books, so I can only conclude that somewhere along the line I must have gone through making corrective changes and then the document didn't save, and then I went through and did more, resulting in the patchy product.  

For this, I apologize to the early fans.  I have already corrected the most glaring errors, and continue to work on it.  (Note: the mistakes I am correcting are spelling/grammatical, not plot.)  I am very sorry this happened.  If anyone needs to go on a miffed rant at me over email, I encourage you to do so.  I dropped the ball.  I was bent on getting Waldgrave 3 out before the end of the year, even though I was rushing the editing due to the holidays.  I live within two miles of my parents, siblings, nieces, nephew, grandmother, and in-laws, so it gets a little crazy around here certain times of the year; I should have given the book one more read over before posting it.

Let's suffice it to say that the embarrassment has encouraged me to not let it happen again.  

Blushing, onward I go.  The next series I work on will likely be Redemption; however, I wouldn't be surprised if there is another Waldgrave book in the works before 2012 is out.  For this, people can thank my earliest editor, who one day, about a year after I had written the series, asked me when I was writing more on that story.  I told her I had planned it just being the three books, but had started entertaining a sequel set ten years in the future.  She looked at me, and said something along the lines of "sometimes, I find myself wondering what's going on in their lives now."

And then we had a good laugh about how we both knew we were wondering about the events in lives of imaginary people.  However, that was when I started to wonder myself, and an immediate sequel to Waldgrave was born.  It's about halfway written; I don't know how many books total it will eventually be.  Might be the birth of a wonderful and ongoing story.  Might be just the one book.

I typically get the bug to write more in the early fall, and it keeps on until the snow gets slushy in spring.  This year I threw my schedule a little by doing editing all fall and into winter, and now I am once again trying to pick up and write, even though the first few books of Redemption are essentially done.

Redemption is a longer series--six or seven books, from what I'm planning now.  I haven't even named the series yet; Redemption is just what I had titled the first book.  I usually like to have a series completely written before I show it to people, but since it's January and my brain is shifting into editing mode, I might make a go at editing the first three books now, and writing the last 3-4 later this year.   



  1. This is what I love about e-publishing. Nothing is set in stone, and everything is fixable. Embarrassing, but far from tragedy!

    Keep writing :D

  2. LOL very true. I think the most important thing I have taken from the experience is that while I have been treating my writing as a hobby, I formed a strong connection with my readers and what they think of the stories. I owe it to them to take things a little more seriously.

    Thanks, J.R. Always love hearing from you. :)