Author’s Log 0511.22

Progress on Book 3 is goign steadily albeit slower than I would like. Not slower because of any issues in the story but the change in writing process, then the interruption of momentum while we went on holiday and moved has definitely set me back on my timeline.

I’ve revisited the first half of the book and am working through a partial edit of it now, so that I’m fulling back in the story and the world after that hiatus.

I’m happy with the way things are working, just not the pace they are working at. I’ve been asked lots of questions from readers of Foole Me Twice now that they can see the story unfolding and the world being exposed more, but of course there’s no spoilers to be had.

Key Work of Late:

  • Writing Book 3

Author’s Log 2207.02

It’s been a while since I wrote one of these, but Book 3 is progressing nicely.

The launch of Fool Me Twice on April 1 went well, and as expected it also encouraged sales of A Fool’s Errand as well. The interactive map was missing a few end chapters, not quite sure what happened to that so we re-entered the data, and that’s working better now. Have you seen the interactive map?

I’ll have the same ready for A Fool’s Errand in the coming month.
It’s also time to tidy up this site, there’s some navigation fixes I want to make and some ways to make it easier to find things, including the world information.

Book 3 is a completely different approach for me, with me still having not decided on a name for it or having a book cover yet. Usually I have those two things set early and use them as motivation, not that I need any this time around. I have a solid idea of what the cover will look like but the name is still not locked in. I’m not liking the working name I am using so need to spend some more time on it.

Having changed to using a plot model for the overall structure I’m very happy with how that’s worked out. It took some effort to pull it together, being the first time I’d used this method, but now it’s much easier to write chapters, as I don’t need to spend any time lining up plot sequences etc.

Key Work of Late:

  • Writing Book 3
  • Signing and selling personalised copies
Dharantan Map Fool Me Twice Web Sml

Map Reveal – Fool Me Twice

With the release of book 2 in my In All Jest series happening on April Fool’s Day, it’s time to share the updated map.

The Fool Me Twice map of highlights a few more places in Dhratan as well as exposing all of Enderk. What is even more exciting is the interactive map that is available to complement this book. The link to that is provided at the start of the book so when you get your copy you’ll have the url to find it.

On the interactive version you can enter your chapter number and it shows you pins of characters on the map, in the locations they are. It helps to see where everyone is and where they move to.

If you click on the image below you can see a larger version of the map.

Dharantan Map Fool Me Twice Web Sml