The Philosopher Gambit is off to the copyeditor!

LONGVIEW 3-The Philosopher Gambit

LONGVIEW 3-The Philosopher Gambit

Finally.

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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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

6 comments… add one
  • Irina Aug 11, 2015 @ 6:57

    Hey 🙂
    Do you have an educated guess, when it will be out?
    Best Wishes!

    • Holly Aug 11, 2015 @ 7:20

      Hi, Irina. When we get HowToThinkSideways.com moved to HLOWS.com, 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.

      • Irina Aug 12, 2015 @ 5:14

        🙂 I can hardly wait for it 😀 But with a time frame it’s easier 😉
        Thank you for the prompt answer!

  • Eileen May 30, 2015 @ 20:25

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

    • Eileen May 30, 2015 @ 20:26

      OOps, I meant 🙂 (forgot to push shift!)

  • Katharina Gerlach May 29, 2015 @ 9:50

    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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