Patting myself on the back, that is. Yes, I am grotesquely pleased with myself, racking up 1600 sales, Top 5-10 Bestseller in three different sub-genres, 21 reviews and 4.5 stars in three glorious weeks. But all I did was write the damned thing! The people I want to thank are YOU, THE READERS, the folks that gave a no-name a chance and (for the most part) liked what you saw. And the question repeatedly comes up on Twitter, Facebook, via e-mail and blog comments, and over and over again in the reviews, “What happens next? When is the next one coming out?”
I’d love to say “Next week!”, but that just ain’t happening. Unlike many folks out there, I don’t have a ready supply of sequels waiting in the wings. I have to write one. Hell, I have to THINK of one, but I’m not too far off. Now that I know there is a demand, I can think about dipping back into that well. So, there WILL BE a sequel (and perhaps more) to A Sword Into Darkness!
In the meantime, though, I have GOT to stop being overly pleased with numbers, stop continually refreshing my Amazon, Goodreads, and KDP pages, and GET BACK TO ACTUAL WRITING. First, I invite you all to follow me as I continue to plot out the apocalyptic adventures of poor Josh Montgomery on The Ends of the World. Pull for me as I wait to hear back on my short stories making the rejection cycles: “The Rememberists”, “Bumped”, and “ILYAMY”. Then, bear with me as I tackle my ever-shifting works-in-progress list, which includes Echomancer, two movie scripts, a short story or seven, and the ASID sequel.
But I do what to fill out my bench a bit, so be on the lookout for an e-book collection of my military science fiction tales (gotta prove I’m not a one-trick pony!), as well as the ASID audiobook, and the ASID app/game.
And check back here often!