Sunday, October 18, 2015
Sorry to interrupt this current storyline, but I felt it was important to let you all know what will be happening in the next eight-nine weeks. As you all know I'm attending university classes. What I haven't shared is the fact that in addition to my studies I also have to perform 'Service Hours' for one of my classes, and that is taking up more and more of my time, along with the increased workload from my instructors. I'm spending almost 7-9 hours a week, outside of class, to work on my Pre-Calculus homework and studies alone.
Furthermore, I'm struggling with trying to get Nathan's first novel "The Vampyre Blogs - Coming Home" into shape and sent to Beta-Readers for feedback. Unfortunately, with my schedule I've still got 50,000 words of editing to do before that happens.
What does this all mean for this blog? I'm going to finish the current story with Nathan and his stroll down Memory Lane with Mae West next week. After that, instead of leaving you all high and dry without any new material, I will post snippets from the novel so you can see what's coming. I will of course be careful not to reveal too much of the story-line itself or some of the outcomes. I want to keep you all guessing and wondering where the book is going to go.
I can promise you will see other sides of Nathan, including some darker moments. But rest assured he will still be the fellow you all have come to like and be intrigued by. And as here on the blog, you will be seeing and hearing from him in his own words, but also through the eyes of others.
I hope you'll all stay with me as the day the book is released draws nearer. And if anyone is interested in being one of my Beta-Readers, please let me know in the Comments section below.
For those who do not know what a Beta-Reader is or what's expected of them I'll explain. A Beta-Reader is a person who gets an advanced copy of the novel in its current form to read. I will need you to read the entire story and provide honest feedback, as well as letting me know if you run across any spelling or grammar issues. Please note, that I will need you to finish reading the entire book and provide me with your feedback no later than the end of November. So only volunteer if you are sure you can do this. After all, I do know the holidays are almost upon us and people will have family and other things coming up. The book is 84,000 words long, which makes it about a third shorter than my two previous novels.
Thank you all for your continued support and I look forward to hearing what you have to say. Again, the fourth and final part of the "Theater" story will be up sometime this coming week, so stay tuned.
Monday, September 28, 2015
I want to apologize for the lack of updates lately. I'm attending university and have a major exam coming up this Thursday and am studying like crazy. Let me tell you, Pre-Calculus and I just do not see eye-to-eye very easily. Luckily, my wife, the graduate with the B. S. in Mathematics, is helping tutor me, so hopefully I'll do all right.
But rest assured, once the exam is over on Thursday, I'll be working on continuing the current story about the "Theater" which has several poignant memories for our favorite vampyre, Nathan
Also I wanted to let you all know that "The Vampyre Blogs - Coming Home" is on schedule to be released this December, as planned. The book will be available in paperback, and the following e-book formats: Kindle, Nook, Apple, Sony, etc. I decided against going exclusively with Kindle for this book, after a number of readers asked if it would be available for Apple and Nook.
Currently the 2nd draft is fully under way, and I'll be sending it out to beta-readers soon, so stay tuned.
That's all for now. I thank you for your patience and continued support. I'm really looking forward to unleashing Nathan and company on you all come December, where all the characters who've been leaving entries on this blog will come together in one epic story.
Note: Image above is NOT necessarily the finalized cover.