In addition, I wanted to make the annoucement that I have begun my next project.
As many of you know, right before Night School was accepted for publication, I was 20,000 words into a new manuscript. Though, once I knew Night School was going to be published, I put the ‘novel-in-progress’ on hold to concentrate on promotion and marketing activities.
Now that Night School is off to a running start, I can finally begin working on something else. Well, ‘begin working’ might not be entirely accurate.
What I decided to do this time around, instead of continuing with a novel, I am going to do a ‘short story collection.’ This collection will be about 200 pages long (about 50,000 words) and will include three previously published stories, as well as, nine or ten new and original ones. Of these stories that are new and have not been published before, I only have two or three to write, before reaching my page count goal.
As of last week, I received word from my publisher, that whenever I would like to send in the manuscript, they will be ready to review it.
I suspect I should be able to accomplish this in the next month. Which would mean a mid to late 2009 release date on the book. As always, I’ll keep you posted.