This afternoon—after a holiday season that saw a lot of time away from the computer and a lot of busy work on other projects (which included my book tour for In the Light of the Eclipse, looking into selling my feature film, Secrets of the Desert Nymph, beta reading my friend’s new novel, playing “Star Wars Angry Birds” and “Skyward Sword”, breaking in the new Wii U I got for Christmas (I know, when that procrastination bug takes hold…), spending time with family, prepping the filming of my sister’s wedding, helping to put new carpet into my family’s living room, and of course looking and applying for a new full-time job)—I finally wrote the first 2000 words of my next book, Memoirs of Keladrayia: Jaxxa Rakala.
As a follower of this blog or a fan of my previous work will know, Memoirs of Keladrayia is the second book in my planned four-part Jaxxa Rakala saga. Fans of the first book, Jaxxa Rakala: The Search, have been waiting for this one for quite a while now, and I am happy to give them the news that I have officially started writing it.
I can’t say whether these first few pages are worth anything as written; it’s still only the beginning of the first draft, after all. If history is any indication, all of it will eventually be rewritten to tighten it up, rework some of the events, add in some little teasers for stuff I have yet to write, or even conceive of… you know, the usual. What I can say is that they’re exactly where I wanted to start the next chapter in the Equinox crew’s continued pursuit for answers in the abduction and disappearance of Ken Brody’s wife, Stacey.
I’m excited because there are a lot of events I’ve been waiting to write ever since I conceived of the series way back in 2000 (and, of course, some that came to me as I wrote and re-edited the first book). Nevertheless, I have to get to them first. My sister’s wedding plans will take precedence, but I am hoping to have the first 15,000 words written by the end of the week.
And there’s only way to make that happen.
I need to get back to writing.