An Open Letter To My Readers
A few months ago I received the news that my publisher won’t be publishing book 2 and 3 of the Pangea trilogy. It did not help that five minutes later I walked into an interview for a job I really wanted only to be told that the job was no longer available. Just a few weeks later I entered some months of emotional turmoil due to family issues. It knocked me for a spin. All of my writing came to a screeching halt.
I don’t believe the publisher is publishing any books at present, they seem to have put a hold on things. Publishing can be time consuming and hard to make money with so I completely understand the decision. It still didn’t make me feel any better.
I’ve spent the last few months gathering my thoughts and deciding on the best steps forward.
Let me make clear that the trilogy will be completed, but what are the next steps?
1. I will be approaching new literary agents.
This may take some time but Inspire Fiction have agreed to release their images, copyright etc. to another publisher if one picks me up; I am now actively approaching literary agents and hoping for the best. Having the first book already published with between 500 – 1000 downloads does make this more tricky but I want to give it a try. I am aiming for larger publishers to get it in book stores, rather than smaller ones that make it available on just Amazon.
2. If step 1 doesn’t work I will self publish
If I have no response from literary agents by Christmas then I will begin the road to self publishing in the new year. I have a good chunk of book 2 written (unedited) but I have put the writing on hold because any new publishing company may want to tweak the direction I am moving in. I would hate to do a complete re write.
So all that to say, I will be publishing the second novel. It will at the very least be available on Amazon. I’m just sorry to say that you’re going to have to wait a little longer to read it.
For now though, I’ll stay in touch about the process and keep you informed. Thank you for your patience and your love for The World Of Pangea.
I feel like I owe you, the readers, an update on the World of Pangea book 2. The last six months have been something of a roller coaster ride and I am penning an open letter to you all. So forgive my quietness as of late. You will be hearing from me more about Pangea in the future and I will have a very personal letter for you to read sooner rather than later. Stay tuned.
Euadne looked more troubled as they rounded the corner back towards the fallen body. With a cry she fell to her knees, placing both hands either side of the charred face. The smell of burnt flesh and stench of death ignored. “Adrasteia, Adrasteia, the battle cry of Rom and soul of all free people’s. Adrasteia, what have they done!”
In book 2 there are new heroes, new battles and new tragedies.
1- 4pm Saturday August 13th
Central Library Gallery
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth, TX
See you there!
Blink and you will miss it. But take a look at Loretta Milan’s promotion of her blog Literary Light box
I look forward to you hearing more in just a couple of weeks!
My novel made the finalists of the Literary Lightbox Indie Spotlight and I will be featured in May.
You can read the announcement on Loretta’s blog.
This is great news. They will write a feature about me and the creation of the novel. It will be promoted to their many followers and subscribers. Only 6 people out of everyone submitted made it this far.
I would also like to congratulate the other successful authors who will have a spotlight in the spring/summer.
Steven F. Freeman
I look forward to reading their spotlights and seeing what works they have created.
In the mean time if you want to check out Loretta’s work via social media please follow her on one of these three options.
I’ve been out of the country a while, so it was very cool to return and find out I’ve been shortlisted for an Indie Spotlight over at the Literary Lightbox blog. This spotlight has thousands of readers so I’m excited about the possibility.
Why don’t you check out the blog.
I haven’t been chosen yet, but even if I’m not, the spotlight is well worth a look to find some bargain novel’s and great up and coming authors.
In other news, I’ve also been invited to the Fort Worth library reading program in August for authors of books for children and teens.
It’s a happy time.