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

Author’s Log 0302.22

The rewrites and final edit work has essentially all been done. Later this week it will go back for a final read by my editor before we send it to the proof reader.

At that point it’s purely a race to get to the end. I’m unsure if we have enough time to meet my intended release date but until I know better I’ll keep it at that.

In the next week I will be revelaing the cover to my newsletter list, before getting things ready for putting the book up for pre-order.

I’ve set the publication date to be April Fool’s Day, 2022 (April 1). I’ve always wanted to release this Jester (Fool) series on that date and process willing it will be the day each year I will release each book moving forward.

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Key Work of Late:

  • Editing
  • Editing
  • Editing
  • Remembering to sleep.