Monday, July 6, 2020

#PulpSpeed Ahead

Yikes, it's been a busy couple of weeks.

So, I've finished writing book #10 of Saint Tommy, NYPD.

This one is called Lightbringer.

As usual, I remain my standard subtle self.

You have to be wondering at this point "book 10? Declan, isn't book 7 still only on your publisher website? Where's books 8 and 9?"

Hussar and Destiny--books 8 and 9-- are still in the process of being made ready. Cover artists can only move so fast. And I dropped Hussar and Destiny on Silver Empire the same... day? The same week? I honestly don't recall.

Why am I pushing so hard? Why not take a break?

Because I'm too lazy to take a break. Taking a break requires energy to stop. My sin of sloth is in my work ethic. I don't have an off button. I work forty days a week. When I'm not physically at the keyboard, trust me, I'm at least thinking about work. The pressure in my skull builds when I'm not working. Either that, or I've had a three month sinus infection... or meningitis.

Hmm. That would explain my bloody noses. I haven't started bleeding from the eyes and ears yet, so I must be doing okay.

As I write this, Lightbringer is being looked at by the last beta reader, a woman who is easily confused if I'm not crystal clear, and who reads newspapers with a set of red and blue writing implements. 

So that will soon be going to Silver Empire soon, right after the editor.

Right now, the coming stories are 

  • 8) Hussar
  • 9) Destiny
  • 10) Lightbringer
  • 11) Dark Web
  • 12) Blue Saint

As you can imagine, I'm a little tired. Exhausted. But I'm in the home stretch. I'm almost done. If I push for the next six weeks, I will be done with Saint Tommy. 

Yes, this is the finale. How will it end? If you read Hell Spawn, you should have an idea. Heh heh heh.

Why am I wrapping up Tommy? Unlike Arthur Conan-Doyle, I still like Tommy. Like him, I need to wrap up the character so I can move on to other projects that I've wanted to get to. In some cases, I've wanted to get to them for nearly a year now.

And me? Burnout? Naww. It'll be fine.

Anyway, the next three books will be in the hands of other people at the moment-- editors and artists and etc. 

Please remember to vote in the Dragon Awards. You can vote here if you have an idea of what you're voting for.  If not, I have a ballot with some thoughts. Just remember to vote for Deus Vult in horror.

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