Starting today, I have a new Goodreads Giveaway. This will only run a short time. Until April 21st. There are two print copies up for grabs. Be in to win, as they say.
The followup to Book one in the Erelong Trilogy is almost finished. Finally-Finally! Hah! About time. It seemed everything that could possibly happen to delay it did. A little more writing to do, then the beta readers will look at it, the editing begins, and last, it will be published. Book 3 is already underway. I am looking at October for Book 3. Maybe earlier. Writing cannot be hurried. I wished it could but it takes time to work out where to place those full stops.
It would be nice to see the story unfold like a movie playing in my imagination, but it takes a fair amount of pondering to work out how events unfold. Then there is the research, and that takes up a large chunk of writing time. I don't want a submariner pointing out huge gaping holes in the part of my book where a sub features and sinking the damn thing. Not to say people who do know stuff are very welcome to write to me with their excellent suggestions. And everyone knows something. And then, there are those characters I need in my story who often seem to dawdle about before they introduce themselves to me. At least it seems that way. It all takes a lot of time. But worth it.
I want to promote Jubilee Year before book two in the trilogy comes out. This is a complete novel, although it does lay the way for the following two books. All books in the series will be able to be read as stand-alone, but there are story arcs that carry on through all three novels. Each one has an ending. No cliff-hanger endings to endure.
Check out the giveaway here: