It’s been an eventful few days surrounding The Final Book- I finally finished the first book in the trilogy!
This thing was quite the ongoing battle to complete. I started it and wrote the first half in the matter of a couple weeks over 4 years ago. I was on roll and saw the characters and story so clearly… Of course, life got in the way and put the brakes on the project- until now!
I’m very proud of the The Final Book: Gods. I like how it turned out and it’s something that moves me, I feel it has value. Whether the reader will feel that way or not is an entirely different story... Transcendence is the curse of the creative, having no idea if what’s played out in the mind will ever be conveyed.
The book also has a bit deeper personal meaning to me. It proves that I can complete something. There’s so many things I’ve started in life that never seemed to reach a conclusion. To me, this book re-instilled that I do posses dedication. In all honesty, it’s one of the more difficult things I’ve accomplished simply due to the duration it took to write. There’s so many other ideas and stories that have popped up over the years that I would have liked to start working on. It would have been really easy to abandon it for the next project- but I'm so glad I didn't.
I’m currently editing and putting together my first draft for Alpha readers. It’s been kind of a slow process because the beginning of the book was written at such a different point in my life. I’ve changed, grown, and developed a lot as person and writer over the last few years and it almost seems like two different people wrote the book. Without allowing the story to lose integrity, I’m trying to bridge the gap and smooth things out. Once satisfied, a handful of people will begin the review and editing process.
I’m unsure of a release date at this time. I’m still weighting publishing and trying to build for the future. I have the means to release through Surf Star Media, which seems the most logical, but a larger publisher would get the book read by more people- which is most important. I hope to have a marketing plan in place by the time the book has been reviewed by the Alpha’s- I’m not about to have it shelved and lose anymore time (I’m ready to start the next book!).
Yay to completing stuff! Just finish something- it feels amazing.