Update January, 2013

First of All…

January has been great to me. The first piece of wonderfully surprising news is that… Sarah and I are going to have baby number 5 this summer. Yes, it was a shocking surprise, but we are happy and excited.

katIn book news:

I’ve been receiving all kinds of feedback on IL: Wide Awake and I must commend you all for being so constructive.  I have been writing vigorously on book 2, I’m taking into consideration all of your comments and questions. I’m trying to wrap up loose ends when necessary and create more action and intrigue where I can. Book 2 is all about advancing the mystery of Zharem and Lucy’s task as guardian. This book will see Lucy through a lot of changes in her new but familiar life as a new wielder of the Immortal Light. Big questions from Wide Awake will be answered, such “who is the queen?” :0, I know, right? that’s a big one, but let’s not forget, this is a true bridge book; there will be things that are…how do I say this…a little bit uncomfortable for you as the reader. How exciting is that!?

Book Club Visit:

I was able to visit a local Springfield book club this month and I have to say that I HAD A BLAST!!! Many of the memebers are already close and dear friends of mine, but it was so much fun to hear them talking about IL: Wide Awake and ask me questions about everything from the inspiration for character names to the writing and publishing process. It was one of the most positive experiences I’ve had thus far. Thank you to everyone in the club. You made my month!!!

Ask me your questions:

Remember, there is a page right here on my website where you can ask me anything about Immortal Light. I mean anything. There is no limit to any related inquiry; I will do my best to answer them all. However; if it leads to a spoiler, I probably won’t answer it, sorry. Then there are the inevitable questions that I may not know how to answer. These would be things that you may have interpreted from my writing that I never really considered or intended. Don’t worry, I love it when my readers see things in the writing that they can hold personally. I’m just glad that I could facilitate your reading experience 🙂

That’s it…

Anyway, there is some possibly bad news. While things are going well in the writing process, I’ve discovered that it may take me a little longer to finish than I’d hoped. BUT WAIT! Don’t grab your torches and pitchforks just yet! I’m still optimistic about my Thanksgiving week deadline for publication. IF I miss it by a week, two weeks, or a month, it will be worth it.

I apologize for not updating Facebook as much as I had before. I’ll try to keep up on that. If you check out the word count tracker over on the side bar to the right of your screen, you will see that when I started tracking that three weeks ago, we were at a little over 39,000 words. Now we’re sitting at just over 54,000 words!!! I told you I was on a roll 🙂

Anyway, that’s it for now. Thank you all for your support and hang in there, we’ll get through this together 🙂

-John

One thought on “Update January, 2013

  1. I am half way through Immortal Light. I am already so excited for book 2 and your family 🙂 It’s been a long time since a book has kept me up way past my bedtime Thank You for a FANTASTIC read!

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