Thursday, October 20, 2016
Galahad's Doom Part II Update
I know it's been inexcusably too long since I last updated this blog, but I do plan on being better going forward. I promise to post something at least once a week, if you promise to keep coming back and checking it out. Okay?
So what's going on with my series? I can tell you that I spent 2015 and the first half of 2016 really focused on writing the second volume. Galahad's Doom Part II: Marching As To War has made it past the first draft stage. I can announce that it is in the hands of my editor and we will get it out as soon as we can. Realistically, that's probably Spring 2017.
I'm really excited with how it came out and can't wait for everyone who read My Brother's Keeper to check it out. I can tell you it is loaded down with action and hopefully there's a few surprises along the way.
And while my editor rips apart my manuscript, I've also been turning my thoughts for the first time towards the concluding third volume. I have several pages in a composition notebook already filled and I'm already excited by some new ideas I've had.
So if you haven't read the first book yet, go ahead and do that. Then stay tuned to this blog for not only all important details and announcements going forward but also for thoughts about the story and characters that I will share in future posts.
Here is a look at my first preliminary sketch for my cover idea for Part II:
And here is a rough mock-up I put together in Photoshop based on that sketch. Please understand, this is NOT (notnotNOT) the actual cover. I grabbed pre-existing artwork off the internet, using general character archetypes. It's just to help with design ideas.
The two folks on the left and right are standing in for Queen Azzrea and Lord Maphael, characters that readers of Brother's Keeper should know. The tough warrior guy in the middle? Yeah, you'll have to read Marching As To War to figure that one out. Again, I will commission original artwork that depicts my characters accurately. This is just a rough design sketch.