As I prepare to lock down the text for my third book, Wayward Soul, I have been back and forth with my publisher (Black Rose Writing) with a December 29th deadline. I’ve also been back and forth with their Cover Designer. Today I received a great looking cover, but asked for some changes so that the cover was more in line with the theme of the book. It looked awesome, but just minor tweaks needed. I also finished the first draft of my fourth book, which is book three of the Desert Son trilogy (untitled). The books grew in size from the first to the last, and here is the breakdown:
Desert Son: 60,000 words.
Wayward Soul: 88,000 words.
Book three: 101,500 words.
There will not be a fourth book to my trilogy. Carter and Brenda are my main characters, and they’ve been through hell and back. After the third book, they will be ready to retire anyway.
Note on my first published book, nonfiction, Strapped Into An American Dream (Strategic Book Publishing): I am currently slated to not only have a book signing at the CT RV Show in January, but I will be speaking four times during the weekend, and look for me in the advertising. We’re currently in the works to set up a book giveaway for the first #people to pass through the door. The number of books they will be purchasing is in the works, but could be triple digits. The owner of the publishing company for this book is also trying to get my book in rv parks/campgrounds with a kiosk of books. Things are starting to happen for book #1. All of this has been a ton of work, but if you keep on keeping on, good things will start to happen, and that time is starting to bloom for me.