I'm finally at a point where I'm comfortable announcing a firm release date for the final book in The Paternus Trilogy: Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
And yes, I know, that still seems like a long way off, especially considering my earlier overly optimistic projections. My sincerest apologies for that. My eagerness to get it out into the world got the better of me, overwhelming the reality of the task.
Why so long? A good question that deserves an honest answer.
First, this project is a beast. This book will be significantly longer than the first two, and even longer than I imagined. There are so many threads to continue and wrap up, story arcs to complete, crazy characters to keep track of, reveals to be made, story elements to finally explain, and so much other fun stuff I want (and need) to include, it's proven to be an even bigger job than I ever expected - and I knew it was going to be huge.
Between the day job and life and managing the business of self-publishing, I also only get between 2 and 4 hours a day to actually write.
But the most important reason is, I want this book to be good. I want it to be the story I want it to be, and that you, the readers, expect and deserve. That means not rushing and cutting corners. It pains me that I can't write faster, like many of my author friends can, but those are the realities for me.
Besides all the writing, the editing and publishing processes are pretty big and time consuming tasks in themselves. I've provided the schedule as a pic accompanying this post so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about. And that doesn't include everything that has to be taken care of prior to a book release.
All that said, I am getting close to completing the first draft. I know exactly what's going to happen, and when, in this massive final battle between the Deva and Asura, and I'm very happy with the story. I hope you will be too.
‘Cry havoc, and loose the gods of war…’