Sorry about that …

28 May

The House in the Old Wood has had an unintended consequence.

Across the country, work is being neglected and friends are being ignored because, I am told, “I can’t put the book down!”

And from people who are finishing the book, I am hearing vociferous cries of, “When is the next one coming?! My soul is in mortal anguish and deep turmoil awaiting Book 2!” Well, perhaps I exaggerate slightly. Nonetheless …

Let me help you with both of those problems.

If you’re having trouble getting your work done because you can’t stop reading the book, get all your co-workers reading it too. If you have to, buy copies for them. (Really, that’s fine with me.) But it’s imperative you get them reading too – it’s in your own best interests. See, if they’re all engrossed in the book too, you won’t look so bad.

Friends complaining you’re ignoring them? Get them reading, again, even if you have to buy copies of the book for them. They might even think you’re being nice. Until they get sucked into the book. But at least then, they’ll be reading quietly so you can read.

There you go. Helpful, am I not?

Now, for those of you who have finished The House in the Old Wood, and are eagerly awaiting word on Book 2 …

I’m working on it.

This weekend I started going through the manuscript slowly in order to smooth out any rough spots and generally improve the writing. I’m through about 20 percent of the book so far. I know that may not sound like much, but it’s progress. I’m staying on track to complete the book in time for an October release.

Does that still seem like a long time to you?

Tell you what. That just means you can re-read The House in the Old Wood in September, and notice some of things you may have overlooked the first time around. Trust me, there’s a lot of stuff in there that might seem insignificant, but is worth remembering for Book 2 … and for Books 3, 4 and 5, for that matter.

I think the re-reading value makes it like getting two books for the price of one. Then of course, I would say that, wouldn’t I?

One Response to “Sorry about that …”

  1. Tom Volden May 28, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    Oh, if I wait until September to re-read it, it will seem like a new book. (Ain’t early onset senility great?).

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