The manuscript of the third book is finished and officially submitted to be edited. It will be 6-8 weeks until I get it back and can make the necessary changes. The artwork is also under way, so everything is going according to plan and the book will be available in early December.
I finally have the opportunity to read for pleasure again, so I’ve started the fourth book in the Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski, and I’m getting caught up on the Markus Heitz series. A little time to relax and then I’ll begin working on the fourth and final book in the Cnut series, which should be released in December of 2017.
After the Cnut series, I will begin a four book series on Rome, which I am excited to work on.
That’s all for now. I’ll post again soon.
Well I can’t say this month has been as successful, at least as far as the third book is concerned. I am about 2/3 of the way done, but I’m refocused on finishing the manuscript and sending it in to the editor. I must admit I’ve been jumping around a bit, outlining a four book series set in 4th century Rome to work on once the fourth Cnut book is complete, as well as three ideas for spin-off novels of the Cnut series.
I am officially back to work on Cnut: Revenge of a Viking Warrior. I had to rework some of it so that the book didn’t end up too large and the last thing I want to do as an author is turn into George Martin and turn a three book series into a seven book series. I want the Cnut series to be four books and that is what I’m striving for. With that said, that meant I had to go back and tidy up the first 2oo hundred pages before continuing on with where I’m at. I expect the third book to be around the same length as the second book and I am hoping to have it in the editor’s hands by mid-August. The December release date is still on target.
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and I’ll update again when the manuscript is finished.
Great news! Over 100 pages were written in June! Hoping I complete the manuscript by the end of July or early August, just in time for school to start. The release in December looks like it should be a go.
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and I’ll touch base again soon. If you ever have any questions, feel free to comment on the blog, and don’t forget to review my books on Amazon!
Sorry that it’s been two months since my last post everyone, but I have been quite sick. The good news is that I’m feeling better, though not quite healthy yet. However, I am healthy enough to begin typing again. Unfortunately, I haven’t typed much in the last two months, but I’m ready to go today and to get going on the third book.
As for what I’m reading, I’ve actually been enjoying a biography on C.S. Lewis by Alister McGrath, as well as some of the James Barclay books, which I’d highly recommend for any fans of Fantasy. Lastly, I’ve enjoyed the series by Matthew Swiontek available on Amazon. They are quick reads, but fun books.
Well that’s all for now and I’ll continue working on the Third book so that it is ready for its December release date.
I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I’ve posted. Unfortunately, I have been sick the last week, but I’m writing some today and working on grading. I won’t truly be able to crank out 10,000 words(ish) a week until Spring Break at the end of March.
As for now, I’m approaching 20,000 words. This will be longer than the first two books with just as many twists and turns. I hope your as excited for Cnut’s next adventure as I am.
Thanks everyone for your support,
Since I’ve had a couple of snow days and don’t have to work, I’ve started working on the third book again and making progress. I usually can’t sit down and type much until I’m done coaching hockey, which will end in the third week of February. Then I’ll really be able to bear down and work on Cnut: Revenge of a Viking Warrior, which will most likely break the 400 page mark.
Stay safe in the weather, and if your outside of Colorado, enjoy the sun!
I’ll update again soon.
I am working on a few exciting things at the moment, including setting up a speaking engagement at a school, which will be a great experience. Additionally, I am close to having an advertising campaign set up with Amazon, which should be a lot of fun to see how it does.
If you are looking for something to watch, the BBC Last Kingdom series, based on Bernard Cornwell’s books “The Last Kingdom” and “The Pale Horseman”, was fantastic. Definitely for an older audience, but very fun all the same.
Coaching is winding down, which means I’ll have significantly more time to work on the third book in the series. I am hoping to have a draft ready by the start of June, so that the editing process and art can begin; this will allow for plenty of time for another December release this year.
Thanks everyone for the continued support.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope it is a better one than the last.
Progress has been slower than I’d like on the third book, but I’m sure it’ll pick up. As for me, I’ve enjoyed reading Joe Abercrombie, Bernard Cornwell, and Conn Iggulden over break. Fun fantasy and some historical fiction!
‘Til next time.
Grab Cnut: Madness of a Viking Warrior for Christmas, or send the books as a gift to family and friends. Cnut: Rise of a Viking Warrior is a great gift! Kindle editions download easily enough and there is no wait on shipping.
Aside from salesmanship, I truly do hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season and be safe as we finish this year and enter the new year. Additionally, I’d like to thank everyone for their support and truly hope you enjoy the books!
If you are looking for a gift to give, look no further than the Cnut books. Great for teens and up and the book has received great reviews thus far. As the sales close in on 1000 copies sold, I’d love to hit that mark before the new year:) The first and the second are available on Amazon and I am currently working on the third.
Check out the series if you haven’t yet.
As for what I’m reading, I am enjoying Bernard Cornwell’s holy grail series, and awaiting the final installment of Joe Abercrombie’s Half a King series and Conn Iggulden’s Wars of the Roses series. Loving all of these authors and I’d recommend them to anyone.
Have a happy holiday season everyone and I’ll touch base again in January.