Back To Work

As you may have noticed, the little bar graph on my linkblog that I used from last Fall through this past May to track my progress as I finished “TDR,” is now barely registering at all. That’s because I’ve reset it to track the progress of the new novel I’m working on as of now.

I hope to talk this week with my agent about TDR – how to improve it & how ultimately to market it to publishers, but while the slow wheels of the business of publishing turn, I needed to get back to writing – after all, that’s what writer’s do, right?

I don’t have much to say about this book except that I’m excited about it, as I always am when beginning a new project. It’s not the next book in the series that TDR is intended to start. It’s a stand alone book, and it won’t be nearly as long as the 140K word TDR – probably just half as long.

It is, which is a departure for me, a sort of futuristic re-imagining of a classic. Which classic, and how it has been re-imagined – well, that’s my secret for now…

18 thoughts on “Back To Work

  • If you can draw comfort from shared experience, LB, then know that I am raising my writing sword with you. Revising Sword in the Stars and plotting the realistic fiction story I told you about. Ha! And I feel privileged to know which classic you are re-imagining! lol

  • Muwha ha ha ha! Now we have the key to figuring out what the book is! There are only maybe… thirty to one hundred ‘classic’ books? Gathering clues splattered across the internet, we find…

    A. LB Graham reads Jane Austen.
    B. At least a few of Jane Austen’s books are ‘classics’ according to any definition.

    OH, NO! That leads me to my unfortunate conclusion that your definition of classic isn’t the classic one! Oh well. Hopefully it goes well.

  • Good job! 11% done. You’re more faithful to your book than I am to mine. I need to work on it more. You’re sort of an example for me.


  • Yahoo!

    I’m happy that you’re writing so much. And I’ll be even happier when I can read what you’ve written.

  • Why did you pick P&R for BotB? Would you like to be published by them again, even though they don’t advertise as fiction publishers (at least, not in Writers Market)?
    The Dragon Rider(s)
    The Deathly Ride
    The Dangerous Riddle
    Where’s my dictionary?!?!?!

  • Mr. Graham,

    Not to differ from the subject, but I have a question for you. Right now I am sort of in a thirst after reading your books over 9-12 times; I need a good, exciting, action-packed, Christion, clean, fiction/fantasy series similar to yours. (though I have not found a book or series[excluding the Bible], including such epics as Tolkien’s “Lord of The Rings” that can compare to yours. After reading BOTB, I decided that, contrary to popular opinion, LOTR is not the best fantasy series out there.) Not to meander too far from my question, however, I know my request is a tall order, but I would like to know if you have any books/series fitting my crazy-teenage-definition-of-a-good-book that you could recommend?

    Thank you so much for some of the best reading I have ever seen! Keep up the good work and I cannot wait for your next published work.

  • Isaac, I agree with you. When I read LOTR, I was shocked to find there were literally no battle scenes. Just battle tallies… sort of sad… I miss battles from the movies.

    I don’t know of any published ones (ahem, ahem), unless you can deal with a lot of humor.

    Andrew Peterson’s books are good, but have a lot of humor… light enough to be read to a six year-old. Sort of. Still good battle scenes, but not in the first book. (except for the crazy falcon dude, who’s really cool).

    LB, sorry for mentioning another book on this, just trying to answer Isaac’s question.

  • Sorry for my late gratitude, i havn’t been to your site in some time, but thank you very much for taking the time to reply…i’ll certainly look into that series!

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