Finished the first editing pass on books 11-21, but…uhhh…
So, yeah. When I sat down this morning, my goal was to update the author notes and synopses on books 7-10. That was my goal anyway. What actually happened is that I started working on a new book. The 22nd book in a series that was supposed to have ended at book 21. I mean, I specifically wrote book 21 to be the final book, but as I came to the end of my first editing pass, I started thinking about how I’d open the next book if I did one, and what it would generally be about. I got the opening so far, but that’s about it. I’m just sorta typing, and letting it all come out as it will, just like I did with the others. It’s been six years since I finished the final book in the series, so picking it up again now to write another book…I don’t know. It just sort of feels right in a way. This book will start the morning after the party they were about to have at the end of the last book, but where it’ll go from there, I’m not sure yet. I’m already 2,008 words into the first chapter, so we’ll see what happens.
Anyway, that’s it for now. 🙂
I’m officially half way done with the writing on the 22nd book, Aftermath. To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what this book was going to end up being when I started writing it. Since it’s basically an epilogue book for the series, I didn’t want to get into any major storylines with it, and so far I haven’t. What it’s mostly become is a sort of a slice of life story about what happens in the days after the incident on Genesis. Some questions are answered that were sort of leftover after the last book, and there are some new revelations about the sim, and what plans Jarrod has for it. I might get into some answers about the Grays, since that whole thing was sort of left hanging after they disappeared, but I’m not sure yet.
Anyway, I’ve got eight more chapters to go, and so far it’s just been flowing out of me, like all the other books did. Sometimes I feel like I was meant to write this universe and these characters, and it’s the one great thing I’ll have done with my life. It’s the only time I feel truly inspired. I just regret that it’s taken me six years to write these characters again.
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