I am so blessed that my latest editor got me back my book completed with all copyediting and proofreading. His comments were inspiring and I made sure I thanked him in the acknowledgements of the book. I also wrote a new synopsis that rocks and James (the Editor) gave me some excelled feedback on it and as of last night I reached out to 2 literary agents hoping to start marking my road forward.
The book is called ELDRITCH: Tale of the Four Winds. I completed writing the full trilogy this last week. Book Two is done. Book Three is in first draft. My goal was to be able to put a pen cap on the series, but in truth I have 2 more book ideas from it that can go somewhere someday.
One is short stories based on the trilogy. Because there are all kinds of side stories and character histories worth exploring.
One is a time jump to the future and see what happens fifty or a hundred years later.
The story arch is amazing. I may put out more on this, but for now I am sticking with this. I put some bits here in my creativity section. Check it out if you like.
Over time I hired 3 editors. One flaked on me half way through the project, but he still gave me some valuable help. I paid him for this time, but I learned to check on people more in the future. The second editor was all about story and flow. A paid reader as it were who gave me suggestions for flow. And lastly, James, a star in heaven who was tough and gave me the feedback I needed and did an amazing job at copywriting and editing. I am thrilled.
And one more thing. I came across this entry from 2013 when I first started to pen this project and am stunned how far it came along. Sunned!
I got declined by an agent today and strangely I was glad that it was. I have more work to so on it. (insert heavy sigh here) Am I the guy that is never satisfied? Well, I am finishing the 3rd book 2nd write now and there are some things that cold be foreshadowing. And I still have some loose ends to tie up. Hm… yeah