The Philosopher Gambit is off to the copyeditor!

LONGVIEW 3-The Philosopher Gambit
LONGVIEW 3-The Philosopher Gambit


I’m having the folks at Silver Jay do an in-depth proofread for me—I’ll do the clean-up and publish when I get it back.

I’m considering offering a print version of the first three stories, which would give the reader the equivalent of a 90,000-word novel. I KNOW I’m going to offer this book later, when I have all six stories finished. I’ll put the series together in two volumes.

My issue is offering the first print version now. Like Episodes 1 and 2, Episode 3 offers a complete internal story. Unlike Episodes 1 and 2, it also contains one big cliffhanger that will form the core story of Episode 4: Vipers’ Nest.

I’m starting in on Viper’s Nest tomorrow. I hope to have the story written fairly quickly, because I want to be able to start up Module Four of How To Write A Series, and I can’t until the demo story for that module is done. (Vipers’ Nest is going to be a particularly important demo—the whole focus of HTWAS Module 4 is keeping both writer and reader interest high in each episode of your long-running series, and I have a whole stack of techniques I need to demo in the story.)

The way things have been going, though, it will probably be six months before I have all three episodes that conclude the series available, because the HTWAS Modules take more than a month apiece, and the stories have been, too.

And I HATE getting something that ends on a cliffhanger, and having to wait forever for the next print volume to appear.

This is where ebooks have it all over print.

Anyway, that’s where I am today.

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6 responses to “The Philosopher Gambit is off to the copyeditor!”

  1. Irina Avatar

    Hey ๐Ÿ™‚
    Do you have an educated guess, when it will be out?
    Best Wishes!

    1. Holly Avatar

      Hi, Irina. When we get moved to, I’ll finish that next.

      It’s sitting on my hard drive, but I have to make the time to do the last bits and pieces of the final edition.

      It’s essentially ready. I just have to re-do the teaser paragraphs for the next story and make sure the links go to the correct sites—which I can’t do until we’re on the new site.

      1. Irina Avatar

        ๐Ÿ™‚ I can hardly wait for it ๐Ÿ˜€ But with a time frame it’s easier ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Thank you for the prompt answer!

  2. Eileen Avatar

    Congrats Holly! Can’t wait to read it. :0

    1. Eileen Avatar

      OOps, I meant ๐Ÿ™‚ (forgot to push shift!)

  3. Katharina Gerlach Avatar

    Whatever you decide will be fine. I’d buy the book right away, but I’ll also wait patiently for the print version if it takes a year or two.

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