There Will Be a Book #4

Book #4 in The Magi Series will be the final book.

There have been many of you asking whether or not the ending to The Temple is the end of the series, and the answer is No.  The bridge offers a brief, and probably a bit confusing, glimpse of Book #4.  The ending is intended and very important to the overall story, which will reference many things in Book #1, The Magi.

As far as a release date, another question frequently asked, there is none yet.  Book #4 is still in the early writing stage, but as soon as there is an update, it will appear here first.

Thank you all for your questions and kind comments about the series.  It’s always been my goal to entertain, so it’s always wonderful to hear excitement about the series.

Book 3 Updates

Book 3 Updates:

The Temple is now out of my hands.  For a while.  For every book in the series, the process after I finish writing goes like this:

1.  First Edit

2.  Second Edit

3.  BETA readers

4.  Third Edit (fix problems BETAs bring up)

5.  Fourth Edit (Line edit)

6.  Fifth Edit (Copy edit)

7.  Format and Publish

Right now, we’re at the BETA reader stage.  I’ve given away all my copies of the book (isn’t it so pretty?) and as soon as they are finished, things hopefully will go quickly.

For those asking for a date, I can say that if the BETAs don’t find any major problems (fingers crossed) then I’m confident in a late January/early February release date.  Once I get a good amount of information back from them, I will release an official date.

For now, I will give you a few teasers:

1. The Temple is officially longer than The Sphere at this point. The Sphere was 475 Word Doc pages. This one is 508.  Things could change between now and the published copy.

2. There are officially 3 characters that are in both The Magi and The Sphere that do not survive The Temple. (I’ve been in mourning a lot writing this one).

3. Savenridge goes through a rather big transformation during the story.

4. Places visited: Edinburgh, Scotland; New Zealand; Chile.

5. The chapters in this book are smaller than they have been in the previous two. There are 31 total chapters (not including the Prologue and the Bridge).

That’ll have to do for now.  Remember to read the Prologue and check back for more released chapters.

Prologue and Book Update

Prologue and Book Update

Finishing this book has been an unexpectedly difficult task.  However, it’s almost complete.  I’ve just finished completing Chapter 27 of what I believe will be a 30-chapter book, and quite probably the longest of the three so far, which is one reason for the time it’s taking.

As for a timeline, I will say with some confidence that it won’t be out this fall when I hoped (pretty much stating the obvious at this point).  Once I finish the writing, which I hope will be in a couple of weeks, I will go through a general edit, send it to beta readers, and then a second edit and a third line edit.  Then I send it off to be copy-edited.  That process can take anywhere from a couple of months to many months depending on how much I will need rewrite.  I’m hoping to have a very early release in 2016 of The Temple.

In order to mend any disappointment that may come from those hoping to have a Christmas present in 2015, I have released the Prologue to The Temple.  Let me know what you think.

Prologue – The Temple

Book 3 Update

Two chapters in 3 days!  Things are moving along on schedule.  For those of you who are anxiously awaiting a release date, things are starting to fall into place for a Fall release of The Temple.

An optimistic date would be early October, maybe even September.  A pessimistic date would be early December.  A betting man would say to lean optimistic.

Some thoughts:  By far, this book has the most subplots of the three in the series so far.  Some are new to the book and will be resolved (a murder mystery, for example).  Some are continued from previous books and will be resolved (e.g. Kyria).  Some will continue into the next book (e.g. Miranda Roddick’s past).

And the biggest shocker of the series so far is introduced at the end of book 3…