I’ve learned a lot over the past month. Most importantly: do not try to write or publish a novel while moving. WIP notes get lost in bags, sleep becomes the greatest priority, and unpacked boxes do not make the most productive work environments.
In a scary, but wise decision, I scrapped 50k words of Book 3 a few weeks ago. Proof that it’s never too late to start over. As I’ve written in the past, I’m happy with closing my eyes, setting fingers to keyboard and seeing what happens … but when more than 50% of what I’ve written feels like filler, it’s time to re-evaluate. So next month I’ll be starting fresh and hopefully tap into my Muses.
But I am now settled in my new home and flying forward with the novel that is Eventide.
I’ve done a lot of teasing about the cover, and right now, this morning, you’re going to see it!
The Advanced Reader Copies (eARCS) will be available next week, and I’ll be sending them out to everyone who offered to read to review. Interested in being one of those people? There’s still time! Send me an email at theravens (dot) quill (at) gmail (dot) com with your contact info. Next Wednesday, I’ll post the start of Chapter one!
Enough delays. I now present THE COVER (credits to Kevin Lester and Colin F Barnes):
Six months after he returns from his fictional world of Andvell, Jeff Powell is still plagued by nightmares, and an inability to write anything new. Cursed with permanent writer’s block, and on the verge of losing the woman of his dreams, he feels his life can’t get any more complicated. Until he comes home to find Jayden and Brady in his apartment with news that the evil sorcerer Raul is in Montreal.
In their search for the now-powerless villain, they find themselves cast back into Andvell, tasked by the Sisters with finding Raul before he regains his power and destroys the world.
As far as Jeff is concerned, he has greater issues. Cassie has a new admirer, his characters are keeping secrets, and he has become the target of a silent assassin. Without his creativity, Jeff doesn’t know if he’s up to the challenge. If he wants to save his world from ruin, he needs to prove he has more to offer than his imagination.