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The publisher responds

Finally, after waiting about a year, Angry Robot publishing send me a rejection email. Couldn’t be happier. Expect the first issues of “Child of the Purple Mountain” to be rolling off the presses in December.

 

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Submitted to a publisher!

I know I promised everyone I would have the next book done in November. I did have it done, I really did. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending how you look at it) I found a publisher accepting open submissions. So after much deliberation, I have submitting the first five chapters to the publisher. If they love it (not like it) they might publish it! If they chose not to, I will self publish and it will be available through the normal outlets. I apologize to everyone who has been waiting, but this is a leap I had to take. Whether I am accepted or rejected, it is an important step on the road towards my goal of being a writer.

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Progress

Just a quick note on current events;
My computer has been down, so the editing has been slow. A new program is in the mail, so I should be up and running in no time.
Angel Cano has started on the cover of the new book. I am positive it will be breathtaking. Go here to see his artwork. http://angelcanohn.deviantart.com/gallery/?rnrd=72082
Basin Book Trader has agreed to carry “The Altar of Kolaset” and has asked that I participate in a book signing in September.
Very exciting stuff happening.

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Children of the Purple Mountain!

This weekend I finally finished the first draft of my second book. The working title is “The Children of the Purple Mountain”. What started out as a few paragraphs in a different book, grew into its own chapter and now its own book of 88k+ words. I have Angel Cano, the illustrator for “The Altar of Kolaset”, standing by to draw the cover. Now to the tedious task of editing, yuck. The book should be ready for publishing long before my November deadline. I’ll keep everyone posted through the website Roberthoughtby.com, and the facebook page the Heroes of Myr (I changed the name because “The Altar of Kolaset” it is now part of a series.)

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Origin story update

The new book (as of yet unnamed) has reached a word count of 80K, in its unedited and rough draft form. Really working hard to meet my self-imposed deadline of November.

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Another delay

Well, February has come and gone and still no new book for you to read.

It has grown to 68k words and I continue to write daily but not enough to get it finished. So, in an effort to set a goal for myself, I make this promise to everyone;

November marks the two year anniversary of the release of the Altar of Kolaset. At that time there will be a new book involving our two heroes available.

There. Done. A promise in writing, and I have to keep my promise.

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Latest Update

Well November is almost over and the book isn’t ready yet. It was a very busy summer, I was gone more than six weeks! So I’m pushing the publishing date out to Feb.

The current word count is approximately 63K! Crazy for a story that started as a chapter filler.

My blog site got hacked, so if you received any strange emails from me (stranger than normal), it was a hacker. WordPress spotted it pretty quick so it all seems OK.

If you enjoyed ‘The Altar of Kolaset’ please let people know. And let me know what you would like to see in the future.

Thanks everyone for your patience and support

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