Alright, it seems that we are far overdue for a writing update. I get asked regularly how things are going on the writing projects and more importantly when will book 2 of The Warrior Poet Archives be ready?
To that end, I have some good news and some bad news.
First the bad news (because I’m a firm believer in ending with good news)—the bad news is that book 2 isn’t done yet. No, not even the rough draft. Sorry. I am working on it, but we’re not there yet.
I’ll update you more on Cookies On The Bottom Shelf as we go further down the road.
That being said, we are on to the good news. There is another trip back into the Nine Cities and the world of MIST FALCON planned for the near future. I have finished the 2nd draft of a novelette/novella entitled, The Touch Heist. It stars everyone’s favorite twins, Rem and Lem who, for those of you who haven’t read it yet, play a rather prominent role in MIST FALCON. The draft is complete and it is on its way out to early readers now.
Hypothetically, The Touch Heist should be ready for general reader enjoyment in the near future. Think of it as the booster that will get you through until book two is ready for consumption. Plus, it’s a crazy fun story about Rem and Lem, and who doesn’t love that?
Ok, somebody out there is saying, “What’s with the ‘novelette/novella’?”. Both the novelette and novella are just categories for stories that are too long to be short stories and too short to be full length novels. Which of the two categories it falls into is somewhat ambiguous. Most literary circles draw the line between novelette and novella someplace in the 15k-20k word range.
At present, The Touch Heist is just below this range so is still technically a novelette. At the same time more people are familiar with the term novella. So, we’ll see what category it falls into once we get as far as a final draft.
Long story short (no pun intended) The Touch Heist will fall someplace between a short story and a novel in length. It will also be a pretty fun picture into Rem and Lem’s lives before they get tangled in the events of MIST FALCON.
Stay tuned here for more updates, and if you haven’t read MIST FALCON yet, feel free to sign up on the right, and I’ll send you the first couple chapters for free.
I am also working on the children’s series, Cookies On The Bottom Shelf, which I talked about before. It is all about How To Teach Your Kids About Jesus & Biblical Truth. You can see more on that here if you like.
Blessings and read with joy.
Ryan J. Doughan