Fate or Folly, the second book in the Daros Chronicles, is out. You can pick it up from your favourite online bookstore. Here’s the info:
This book concludes the story that began in Pawns and Puzzles.
My next release will most likely be in February, 2018. It’ll be the standalone sci-fi novel I’ve mentioned. If you’re on my mailing list, I offered a few more details in the Fate or Folly announcement email.
I was hoping to write another holiday story, but I’m not going to have the time. I’m busy preparing Their Last Hope (the sci-fi novel) for my editor, I’m creating another programming course, and I’m sifting through the story ideas I’ve saved (so far) and deciding which ones I’d like to move forward with at some point. Related to the latter, I’m doing a couple of writing workshops.
I’ll continue to add story ideas to my file. I just want to sort out the ones I already have. There are so many that it’s difficult for me to see at a glance what’s there. Some have been in the file for 5, 6, 7 years. If I haven’t written them yet, I’m not likely to, though there may be a couple that survive the cut.
The author Jae posted on Facebook that a reader had contacted her at some point to say that s/he (the reader) had a story idea, and if Jae wrote her idea, the reader would split the book royalties with her.
But here’s the thing: the idea is the easy part when it comes to writing a book. Ideas come easily to fiction writers. I can take a walk around the block and come home with 20 story ideas. It’s the research, the preparation, the sitting down at the desk and spending months, sometimes years, to write the first draft, the editing, the re-editing, reviewing feedback from beta readers and an editor, and then revising and editing again…that’s the tough part.
Of course, Jae declined the offer.
Have a great weekend. For those who celebrate Labour Day, enjoy your long weekend!