- Books, Literature, and Writing
Four Books at One Time?
Right now, at this point in time, I’m working on three books, the fourth will be started as soon as I get some information from the person I am co-writing it with. Am I crazy? My concentration level is basically zero lately and I’m writing four books at the same time? And this doesn’t include the book I’ve been working on for years, which I wrote aboutyesterday.
The first is the second book in The Edge Series. It takes place about a month after the ending of . It will cover what Andrews and Levy do with the information they were given at the end of the first book. It will also throw a few surprises at the characters and the readers. Of course, this all depends on me actually finishing it. I was shooting to have the rough done by this past Christmas. Not so much. I have barely started the book with only around 12000 words so far. The Forgotten Edge
The second book is a pure survival story. I’ve written around 5000 words on it. I’m really still trying to flesh out the story, but if it goes in the direction I think, it will be pretty damn good.
Let me pause here and explain how I write. I do not outline stories. I know that some writers have to have that structure, but it stifles my creativity. I am a free flow writer. I write what comes into my mind as I am writing. Sometimes what I write is pure garbage and I spend the next day deleting what I wrote. Sometimes it’s good and I go from there. This all doesn’t mean I don’t have some idea where I want to go with the story, I usually know the beginning, some of the middle and the end in my mind, it’s all the other stuff that I have no idea where it will go. While writing The Forgotten Edge, I found myself smiling as I wrote, because what was coming off my fingers was a pure surprise, the end on it was a real shocker.
The third book is a Post Apocalyptic story that maybe 500 words have been written on. I woke up in the middle of the night about a month or so ago and wondered what I would do if I woke up one day and no one else was there. This story is still mulling around in my brain, so there isn’t a whole lot more to tell on it.
The fourth book is going to be a Steampunk story that takes place on another world. In the story there are two distinct groups of people. My co-writer is going to take one of those groups and I will take the other. Until I get some more out of my partner on this, it is his story idea, that’s about all I can say on it.
So, four books.
Am I crazy?