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The End of a Long Road

A little over two years ago, I sat down at my computer and started writing what would become New L.A.  At the time, I had no idea it would become a book.  I figured I would post parts as I wrote them and they would eventually make a short story.  And then maybe a series of short stories.  What ended up happening is I turned that series of short stories in an ebook.  And then I wrote another one, The Mirror Initiative.  Today, I finished the rough draft for Operation: Trojan, the third book of this trilogy.  I have finished that story.  Sure, there is still editing to do, but I have finished the main part of the writing process.  I have something that can now be molded and refined.  But, that part can start a little later.  I need to decompress first.

So, what is next?  Well, this is probably the last book I am going to do for awhile.  If these books gain traction and there is interest for more, well, I left hooks and I have ideas on moving forward.  And I have a side project that I have been putting off while I have been writing Operation: Trojan.  It would be something different and I am doing it with a friend.  So, that may turn into a book.

In the meantime, editing is next and hopefully, Operation: Trojan will be out in early 2018.  Maybe sooner.  We’ll have to see.

Reviews and Stuff

I know I have been terrible about keeping this updated, but in my defense, I’ve been hard at work writing Operation: Trojan, the third and final book in the New Los Angeles saga.  With this book, I will complete this story I really kind of stumbled into a little over two years ago.  At present, I’m trying to finish the rough draft and get the book into editing.

But, that is not what this post is about.  I awoke this morning with notifications on my phone that the review of The Mirror Initiative was completed and posted at Reader’s Favorite.  I had gotten a review done for New L.A., but it didn’t make 4 or 5 stars and instead got a private critique.  And it was a good critique.  That reviewer had like New L.A., but had some legitimate issues that I could see.  I took what the reviewer had said, and I applied it to The Mirror Initiative.  I had some trepidation opening up the website, fearing not a review, but another private critique.  That turned out to not be the case and this reviewer gave The Mirror Initiative 5-stars.  And I’m now allowed to post a 5-star seal for the book, which I have on The Mirror Initiative’s page, which I made a link to the review.  The review has been posted to The Mirror Initiative’s Barnes & Noble page and is supposed to be posted on the Google Play page as well.

Now, why am I going on about this?  Well, for me, this was a much need jolt I needed to help me get through the last bit of Operation: Trojan.  I write these books because I want to tell a tale and I hope that you, the audience, will enjoy it.  When I hear that anyone has enjoyed one of my stories, it immediately brightens my day.    It means I succeeded in what I set out to do.  Somebody has enjoyed that which I created.  And that is what makes this all worthwhile.

So, I will push on and I will finish the story.  I hope that in a few weeks, I will make a post that says I have finished the rough draft for Operation: Trojan.  And at that point, I may talk about what is next.  In the meantime, have a great day!

Readers’ Favorite review of The Mirror Initiative

 

Cover Approved!

Well, things are moving on the second book.  Editing finished last week and I spent this week doing the final read through and look-over.  It is now in the publishing pipeline and I got the cover proof for the book today.  I loved it and approved it after getting the opinions of those close to me.  I’m shooting for a release date for The Mirror Initiative by the end of the month.  Of course, I will announce it once I know it’s available for purchase.  In the meantime, check out the cover for The Mirror Initiative.

Bad About Updating

So, I’m bad when it comes to making posts.  I get distracted by other things going on in my life, and this website falls by the wayside.  Anyways, I’m just going to give you all a quick update on where things stand with my books.  My second book, The Mirror Initiative, is still in editing.  The primary editing pass is done, but the second & third ones are a little held up due to busy lives.  I’m hoping that progress will be made during the Christmas holidays and hopefully be available for purchase late January.  That is my current hope.  I’ve been working on working out the plot for the third book and started actually writing this this week.  I’m shooting for that book to be in your hands late summer/ early fall of next year.  After that, I will take a step back and evaluate where things are and decide on a course from there.

So, that is where things stand at the moment.  I hope everyone is having an awesome day!