Me and my dogs. On the right, one-eyed Rocky (who will run away from the moon if it shows itself) and on the left, one-hipped Benji (who can’t run for love nor money). In the middle is me (who seems unable to shave or dress himself). But, heck, it’s a Sunday.
Early reader comments for ARMY of SOULS are in. They range from: “could be your break out novel”, “Really great book” and “addicted to the concept” to “what were you using when you dreamt this stuff up”. All of which is very encouraging: The concept is meant to be intriguing, and the story aims to be a little “out there”.
Right now I’m ingesting copious amounts of coffee just before bedtime so as to dream up the third Scat’s Universe story, currently entitled, “Destiny”. (I have found that Starbuck’s Guatemala and Antigua beans generate the best dreams, so I’m sticking with them.)
Which reminds me to pop down to the Circle K. My coffee needs milk.
I’m 10% into the first draft of the follow-on story to Army of Souls. I’m calling it Destiny for now. It aims to be as complicated and as ‘addictive’ as AoS and leave the reader feeling just as ‘spellbound’ as they were after reading Scat. (I just love Twitter–tweeps tweet the nicest of things when they are in the middle of a story).
It’s a Scat’s Universe novel, so you’d be right in thinking that Scatkiewicz will have his work cut out for him, again. There’s new stuff, new characters and new places. I also hope to introduce a new concept or two to brush the cobwebs from the brain (mine if not yours) and to edge a little closer to a victory for the Virtues. Or not. I have several endings in mind.
If you are reading Army of Souls, or have finished it, please let me know what you think of it. Feedback is essential to my growth as an author. Sadly, my publisher/publicist/agent resides in the left side of my brain and rarely, if ever, speaks to the writer who lives mostly in the right;-) Up till now I’ve been told that AoS, ‘…could be your break-out novel’ and was asked, ‘What were you using when you dreamt this stuff up?’ My thanks to the coffee.