This week (Tuesday, July 10th), I finally finished the first draft of my novel Deus Ex Machina, the sequel to Hungry Gods (Identity Crisis, Book 1).
AT LONG LAST!
It’s literally been YEARS in the making. I’ve started and stopped it a few times, all for various reasons.
Which was a mistake. For various reasons.
This was also before the concept/codeword of SEQUENCING came about for me, which is the next post in my “indie writer codewords” series.
Anyway, at this point, there’s not a whole lot I want to say about DXM except, Yeah! I did it! The hardest part is done!
And it turned out longer than I expected. I was projecting 60,000 to 75,000 words. The first draft is 83,000, a nice, solid length for a novel. (Final form will be around 320 pages, maybe?)
Unfortunately, it’s still going to be a few months from release. (More on that reasons for that in the next installment of my codeword blog series.)
Meantime, though, that sketch at the top is a sneak peak for you. It’s a prelim sketch for the cover art by Henry Ponciano.
His end of the DXM cover work is actually done at this time, but I’m not ready to share all that yet. Wait till I’m closer to launch and ready for some promo to stir the pot.
All in due time.
…Weeeeell, if you really want a good sneak peek, you can go purchase the superhero anthology Collateral Damage on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited right now. My story in there, “Tuesday Afternoon Mayhem,” is the actually first few chapters of Deus Ex Machina.