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Working Under Deadline.

Just a brief set of announcements today, as I’m rushing to finish a draft of book two for my editor by tonight.

1. For all you geeks and gamers out there out there, I’m going to be attending GENCON this year. I used to go all the time back when they held it in Milwaukee, but when they moved it I was pissed and quit showing up.

But now my years of sulking are at an end. I’m heading back and this will be my first time attending in Indianapolis. I’ll be doing some panels, workshops, and signings. Maybe even playing a game or two. More details will follow later, when I have more time.

2. I’ve been crazy busy lately, so if I haven’t responded to your e-mail, it doesn’t mean I don’t love you. It just means that I’m waiting until I have a little free time.

3. I’ve put up the beginnings of an FAQ over here on the contact page. There will be more questions added in the future.

I’m also thinking of adding an IAQ for Infrequently Asked Questions. Such as “Do you like curry?” and “Do you know where I can buy a soccer ball?” (Yeah, those are real questions I’ve been asked so far.)

4. I did an interview for Ezzulia.

If you just clicked on it and are worried you can’t read it, relax. You’re not having a stroke. The interview is in Dutch, as the Dutch translation of the book went on sale about a week ago. I feel so international.

Lastly, I’m doing a book signing a week from now, on July 28th, here in Stevens Point. It’s at the Book World on Main Street from 1:00 to 3:00. Feel free to stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.

Later all,

Pat

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When Will Book Two Be Out?

I just thought I might as well make a brief, public statement about this as a lot of people have been emailing and asking me about it lately.

*ahem*

The second and third books of the trilogy should be coming out fairly quickly, considering how long they are and the fact that I’m fairly obsessive when it comes to my writing. That means book two should be out about two years from now. Book three will be a year or so after that.

Why so long? / I thought I read somewhere that you already had the second two books written?

The trilogy is already written all the way through to the end, but there is still some editorial work to be done. I want the second one to be at least as good as the first, if not better. That takes time.

I know that on the reader’s side, a year seems like a long time. It always used to piss me off, having to wait for my favorite authors to write new stuff. But now that I’m on the other side I know why it takes so long. There’s a ton of behind-the-scenes work that has to happen: Editing, re-editing, shipping, cover design, printing, layout, more editing. It all takes time.

In order to make the wait marginally less painful, I’m going to be putting up new content on the website in addition to continuing the blogs. Some of the things I’m considering include:

  • Putting up an FAQ.
  • Expanding the clickable sections on the world map.
  • Getting a forum up and running.
  • Explaining in more detail the design of the trouper’s lute in the Music section.
  • Getting the Bestiary up off the ground in the World section.
  • Posting deleted scenes/chapters from book one.
  • Posting teaser chapters from book two.

Which of these sounds best to you? Give it a little discussion in the comments below. Suggestions for other improvements are also welcome….

With love,

pat

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