The Current State of Things

I’m asked on occasion if I’m working on anything, and if I have any books coming out soon. The answer to those two questions are ‘always’ and ‘no.’ I’m always working on something, but with no books currently under contract, there’s nothing coming in the near future – though hopefully that’ll change before too long.

I have written three novels since All My Holy Mountain was published.

(1) The Crime Novel – I wrote a crime novel first. After spending the better part of six years writing my fantasy series, it was good to write something so different, that stood alone and that could be completed in less than a year. Currently, that novel is on the proverbial ‘backburner.’

(2) TDR – I finished this past Fall the book I’ve alluded to on this blog as ‘TDR.’ It is intended as the first part of an epic fantasy series. I’ve recently started shopping this manuscript, and I’ve already had some really helpful editorial feedback. Consequently, I’ll be shortly undertaking a partial rewrite to make an already strong story stronger. Then I’ll be getting back to the ‘shopping it around’ phase.

(3) Classic Re-imagined – The third novel is the classic story, re-imagined, that I mentioned last year. I started it last summer and just finished it, like ten minutes ago. I’m pretty excited about it, but as I’m pretty determined to try to sell it in the general market, I have no idea how that will go.

So there it is, the current state of things. My apologies to fans of The Binding of the Blade. I never intended for such a long break after the conclusion of that series, but life doesn’t always play out the way we intend, and sometimes we just have to keep moving ahead in the dark. I hope the wait will soon be over and prove to have been worth it. Thanks for bearing with me.

12 thoughts on “The Current State of Things

  • Hey there, I’ve read your blog often though I’ve never really commented before. I just wanted to let you know you got me back into fantasy writing awhile back by showing me how it could be done in a christian sense. Never thanked you properly for that.

    On the stories TDR excites me the most. I’m really looking forward that if that ever comes out!

  • I have faith in you and may God bless your efforts and get your work published already. Especially the epic fantasy.

  • I’m pretty sure that the wait will have been worth it. It’s not worth it to rush a good story.

    Good writing! And, yes, thanks for the update.

  • Although I am anxiously awaiting another one of your wonderful novels, I completely understand the break that you’ve taken. I can’t imagine the dedication and time it would take to complete one novel, let alone five. So, I encourage you to keep up the great work, no matter how long it may take. I can’t wait to see what you write next.

  • Thanks for the update. God bless you and all that do.

    P.S. Thanks for BotB.

  • What classic is it? I didn’t read the prievious post you mentioned.
    P.S. Thanks for the update on TDR!
    P.P.S. You don’t have to say “Your welcome” again!

  • Hey L.B.! Hope all is well with you. I was curious to see how things were coming along with your writings (with no pressure intended), especially with TDR, but in general, as well. Additionally, if there’s anything I can pray for you regarding your writings or especially any other things of life, I’d love to.
    As always, I appreciate your series and your blog posts, and I wish you the utmost of His blessings.

  • Thanks for the comment, Graham. I’m considering a full-fledged commitment to the world of direct to digital publishing. I’ve been hesitant to pull the trigger and just ‘do it,’ but I’m leaning more and more that way. I know there are pro’s & con’s to direct to digital publishing, but right now the pro’s seem to be outweighing the con’s.

    In general, I enjoy writing much more than thinking about publishing, so it’s easy for me to put off these decisions, seemingly endlessly. Don’t worry, though, I won’t debate forever. All my stories will eventually see the light of day – if not with a traditional publisher, in direct to digital form.

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