I have finally finished my fourth book in my fantasy series Fallen Angels. It took me longer than I would have liked, but the book ended up being longer than I thought.
It topped out at 107K of written words.
That’s a hell of a lot, for a book that was only meant to be 55k at most.
What are the reasons for this?
Well honestly, I wanted to write a fourth and a fifth book. But after finishing the fourth one, which stood at fifty-five thousand it didn’t feel complete. I felt I had a lot of hanging plot that my readers would be angry about if I didn’t just wrap it up. So I thought what the hell and just kept on writing. In doing so, I kind of finished the series.
I have left it semi open, so I could go back to it if I wanted to. But honestly I don’t think I would want to.
That may change in the future. But I have so many ideas that are running through my head of things that I want to write, that it doesn’t make sense putting it off any further. And honestly the books did okay, but it wasn’t as big of a hit as I thought they would have been.
So at the moment, I am going to have one more sweeping pass at it. Then send it off to my editor.
She will have it for the next few weeks or more, and in the mean time while she does that I will be writing my new series.
I don’t want to give the title away. But I will be dipping my toe into the Scifi genre and see how the readers over there like me. It’s my second favourite genre to read in, I will be honest.
Fantasy will always have my heart. And the many sub genres in it. Urban, Superhero, Epic.
But I do like to get my socks off with some Scifi books.
Like I said before, last year there were two books that competed for my number one spot.
The Never Hero- Superhero genre
Red Rising- Scifi
When I say I will be writing in scifi, it won’t be hard scifi or space opera. Not my sort of crowd. To techie for me, and I don’t think I’m smart enough to write a solid story in that sort of universe.
No, I’m talking about books like Omega Force by Jason Burke and Star Splinter by J G Cressey.
My story will be based along those lines, so readers of those sorts of books will be happy.
I would call it low scifi I guess….
It will have plenty of action, more action, fights, kick-ass assassin women and more fights.
Plus shit is going to blow up for no reason!!!
To say that I am excited about writing this story is an understatement. I have been thinking about this universe for so long that, the first book has basically written itself. All I have to do is put the words on paper. At the moment I am busy plotting it all out, and all the characters have a strong voice.
Thinking about this now, this may become a problem when everyone is trying to compete for page space but I hope that it won’t be.
Man I am excited for this new series, I just hope that I do it justice.
That’s it really.
The last and final book in the Fallen Angels Series will be out July-August time.
And I will be plotting and writing all three books in my new series. Which should take me till the end of the year.
I already have another series which I want out next year. It will be in the superhero genre.
If there where only more than one of me, I could get more than one story at once.
Till next time folks