Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Homestretch aka Witness to Slaughter

I don't know about you, but I think life was interesting enough before ALL THIS. You know what I mean, so I won't go there!

It's been a long haul getting through Jack's second book, Witness to Slaughter, but I'm finally seeing the old proverbial light at the end of the long dark thing.

I have to confess, it's been a funny process. The day job has gotten in the way a lot, which sucked a lot of writing time away from me. But the last few months, I've had a lot of down time and have been able to dedicate more time to Jack—getting him into trouble, then out again, then back into it. Poor man!

When I start writing a book, I say, "I'll aim toward X amount of words to tell this story." I often go over it a little, but the target is set. As with Slaughtered, once I reached that target, Jack wasn't finished telling me what to write so I kept going.

The same thing is happening now. I set the same target last year when I started writing book two, then surpassed it in the new year. Looking ahead to project a new target finish, I keep saying, "I only have another three, maybe four chapters, and then I'm done. Way hey!" Then those three or four chapters come and go and I'm still projecting another three or four.

I'd like to say I have another three or four. In my mind, that's what it seems like. In reality, it's not about chapters but scenes, and right now, I'm in the last couple scenes. Literally, the take-down scene and the wrap up before I can type THE END. I can see it waiting for me. I can practically smell the victory of typing those two simple words. I can just about taste it on my tongue.

The two key words here...I can, I can, I can.

And I will. And soon!

In the meantime, the cover art has been completed and I'll be planning a cover reveal soon. And with it, I hope to also have an expected release date...later this summer.

If you've stumbled onto this site and haven't read the first Jack Slaughter book yet, what are you waiting for? Grab an ebook, paperback, or even hard cover of Slaughtered and see where it's all begun.

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