Hello there, I have great news. Over the weekend, I finished the second proof of The War to Persevere, Book II of The Fundamentalists. The book is now in its final production phase, which includes proofing and a final edit.
If you’d like to read the book before it is released at the end of the year, I am looking for readers who are willing to provide feedback. Email me at geoffliving [@] gmail.com for a copy.
The Next Book After War
Before I get into more details about the War to Persevere, I’d like to invite you to write a book with me. I have begun the pre-production work on a third novel (my seventh book over all, god help me). This next book is a present-day lampoon of the blogosphere. The book is under contract, and is tentatively slated for publication in the spring of 2016.
Many of the folks I know are aspiring writers, too. You are welcome to join me, and write along. It helps to go through the process with others.
The great bulk of this writing will begin during National Novel Writing Month or nanowrimo. Don’t worry, NaNoWriMo is a good time to get into the discipline of writing everyday. I won’t be writing the whole book in a month, nor would I expect anyone else to.
If you are interested in writing with a group this winter, or just want updates on the novels before they are public, please consider joining my Goodreads group, “Living in Words.”
What’s The War to Persevere About?
Some of themes in War include women’s right to fight in the military, delineating dogma from faith, and power as a corrupter. It’s definitely a new book, and moves away from some of the themes of religion in Exodus (or more likely resolves them, separating religion from despotism).
This new book incorporates a lot of feedback that I received from readers of Exodus, including:
- Characters you can like a bit more (as well as others you can hate!)
- More modern language
- Faster paced action scenes
- More show, and less tell
In all, War is clocking in at 41,000 words. This makes it a very short novel or a long novella depending on your definition of a novel.
And that’s all the writing news I have for you. Thanks for reading along. The floor is yours.