[repost from Facebook, but it applies here too!]
So…progress report. The book is slated to go for editing at the end of the month, so we’re looking at a late February release. That’s a lot later than I wanted to put it out, but honestly, I’m not being too hard on myself because this book is almost twice as long as my usual stuff.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been considering splitting it in two because I tend to like shorter novels (because easily distracted me has a hard time sitting down with anything more than 400 pages). Even so, I’ve come to the conclusion that all 150,000 words of this monstrosity needs to be one book and that’s something I just know, but really can’t explain. The entire book has been a journey, literally, both in content and trying to get it done.
So, it’s all going to be one big book and it will still be $3.99. It will be interesting to see how this works out, and if longer books are something you guys will like. Then again if longer books become the norm, I might have to rethink my model, but I’m doing my very best to keep things as concise as possible.
My main business is writing good books and not compromising on quality, or changing a book’s length, when it could possibly hurt that quality. I meant for you guys to get to Hyperborea in this book, so that’s where we’re going, and far be it from me to leave you guys hanging.
So, you guys have a very long book to look forward to. I don’t really want this to become the norm, because a big part of the reason for my success in the past was that I was able to get books out there quickly, and I still believe that is the key to success. But as the series continues, things are just getting way more complex, especially when integrating stuff from the past series and working in the back stories of what has turned out to be a very complicated world.
Anyway, this post has been quite the novel in and of itself, and is easily my longest Facebook post (that’s quite fitting, isn’t it?). I’ll conclude by saying that all of you mean the world to me, and I really do think this book is going to be worth the wait. I can’t express enough how much I appreciate all of you, for both your patience and your encouragement. I sometimes I still can’t believe I get to wake up every morning and do this, and with some luck, hopefully that will remain true for the rest of my life.