Thursday, April 7, 2011

Late Night Inspiration

I have taken much longer than I ever intended (or believed) I would take on my sequel-especially considering it was mostly done in the first place. But splitting a 230,000 word book in half has its problems. When I broke it, I had no idea of the continuity issues that would come trying to make sure that the sequel can stand on its own. I want to write it so that if someone misses the first Heroes of the Fallen they won't be lost-perhaps even have them later discover the first and be delighted that there is more to read in reverse order.

I am looking on the bright side that some great inspirations have come at this late hour (both tonight and lately) to better flesh out the sequel and just make that crazy diamond shine all the better.

Kristine-it will be in the mail by next weekend. Chuckle if you like.
Pic by the Phenomenal Gregory Manchess

6 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I've found that no writing task ever ends up as easy as it seems at first.

David J. West said...

Very true Charles.

Angie said...

Charles is right! I am so glad you are almost done. Can't wait to read it. I've got others asking me when it's coming out too.

David J. West said...

That makes me feel good Angie-this is new to me (first novel) but I never quite got the feedback I had hoped for...at least not yet.

M31 - Andromeda said...

After many starts and restarts, I've finally finished it. One word. Awesome. So, WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE AVAILABLE! You definitely have my interest hook, line, sinker, and copy of Angling Times....

--Kyle

David J. West said...

Kyle-thank you. I am finishing up my rewrites and will be turning in the manuscript to my editor by next week.

(This is so much later than I ever meant-but it will be a much better book for it)