All Quiet on the Western Front…

Despite what you may be thinking, I am still alive and well! My posts on this site have been sparse lately. The reason being that I have been powering through other writing, namely Book 3 of the Lost City Chronicles. Speaking of which…

I had always heard authors talk about the ‘Final-Book-Blues’ and how difficult it is to finish the last entry in a trilogy or series. I can now say I too have experienced the ‘Final-Book-Blues.’ Work on Earthly Trinity has been a battle in the trenches. The story has been a monster to tame. I had aimed for a 77,000 word manuscript (same length as City of Gold) but watch it slowly grow into 86,000 and counting (although still shorter than Legend of the Book Keeper‘s 94,000 word count). Some of it will be shortened when I start working with my editor and cutting away some of the fat etc. In many ways, I have created my own Frankenstein’s monster. All of the mysteries, character arcs, sub-plots etc. that I had so much fun giving genesis to in Books 1 & 2 now need resolutions.

The biggest obstacle to overcome for me has simply been inspiration. At this stage in the process I’ve already completed the rough story, so I’m left now to smooth things out or massage out the knots in the plot, and boring things such as sentence structure etc. My brain has running wild with new ideas for post-triology writing. I have an idea for my next book (which I’ve given the working title Heroes Reborn) and I’m super excited about. It has the potential to easily surpass anything I’ve done yet and I’m anxious to get started on it! But first things first…

On that note, I suppose I should get back to work. But expect things to start heating up with a new cover reveal, Book 3 news, updated website etc. in the next few months. And if you haven’t already, join me on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/danielblackabyauthor) where I’m more active than this site.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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