I wanted to post a quick update here since I haven’t posted one in a while. I just finished writing chapter fifteen of book seven of the series. Just one more chapter to go and then I can start the proofreading and editing process. I’m anticipating having the book out in another week or so, after which I’m going to take a short break from the writing so I can spend some time marketing the series, which I haven’t done at all yet. My plan’s always been to get a good number of books out there so people could really dive into the series and have a lot of material to read through from the get go. Well I think seven books constitutes a “good number of books”, so I guess it’s time to start really trying to get the word out. Unfortunately, that’s just part of being a self-published author. If I had an agent and a deal with a publisher, the publisher would be taking care of the marketing and such for me. Oh well…wish in one hand… 🙂
Just finished chapter seven of Trackers, and I’m incredibly happy with how the story is coming along. I don’t want to spoil things here really, but one of the characters who’s been largely in the background since the very beginning has emerged as a strong and confident leader. I’m also bringing in a new character to add to the team who’s actually connected to them in a way that she doesn’t even realize yet…but she will soon enough.
I’m really enjoying writing this one. So far I’ve focused entirely on the group in Scotland, because I felt like they deserved a book of their own. The next book will go back to the group in Washington to focus on what they’re doing, and then from there on in the future books I’ll probably end up switching back and forth between them.
Anyway, I’m working hard on it and getting through a chapter a day, so I’ll have it finished up in another week or week and a half, so I’m thinking between finishing the book and getting it proofread and edited, I’ll probably have it out there in about two weeks or so, barring any delays.
Here’s a little teaser from chapter 3 of Trackers… 🙂
“Ok, but whatever you do, make it happen quick. I’ve put the kibosh on any more news reports relating to this whole thing. At least television reports anyway.”
“Seriously? How’d you do that?” Jenny asked.
“Let’s just say that a certain news director has a little something in his background that he doesn’t want anyone to know about,” Erin said casually.
“Wait… You mean you blackmailed him?”
“Oh Jenny…blackmail is such a nasty word. I prefer to refer to it as creatively influencing the behavior of others,” Erin said with an evil grin evident in her voice.
Here’s a little teaser from chapter 2 of Trackers. Something bad happened. Uh oh… 😉
“You what???” Derek practically shouted into the laptop camera after Mike told him they lost one of the amulets.
“Dude, you didn’t see what we were up against! There were at least a hundred of them and they had some nasty looking fangs. They were fast as fuck too! We barely got away!” Mike said defensively.
“You guys need to get that amulet back. What if they figure out how to use it?” Derek asked.
“They seem pretty primitive. I don’t think they’ll figure it out. The thing is…we’re uh….”
“Well, we’re not really sure where she dropped it. She thinks she dropped it on the road when we took off running, but everyone was kinda freaking out, so we’re not sure,” Mike said. Derek just let out a heavy sigh and shook his head.
“Do you have any idea what could happen if they do figure out how to use that thing? You said you had a hundred of them chasing you. Imagine if even a few of them came into our dimension and started chasing around random people, or even killing them. The whole fucking game would be up then, wouldn’t it?” Derek asked.
If you purchased Origins before 2/23/14 from Amazon.co.uk, please contact me through the contact link here on the official site or through Goodreads or the official Facebook page and I’ll send you the re-edited version instead. I completely re-edited the book and re-published it so that it’s up to the standards of the rest of the series. Anyone who purchases it post 2/23/14 will already has the final edit of the book.
I’ve just finished chapter 1 of Trackers! This book starts off with the group in Scotland exploring one of the previously unexplored dimensions, only to have a bit of a mishap with one of the amulets. I’m not sure how much I’ll be dividing the book between the two groups, or if I will at all. I’ll just have to see how things go as I write it. The main part of the story will involve the group in Scotland, which is why I’m not sure how much time I’ll be devoting to the others back in Washington. Like I said, I’ll just have to see where it goes as I write it.