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Four Books at One Time?

Updated on January 16, 2015

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 The Forgotten Edge. 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 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?


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    • Jamie Dodge profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Dodge 

      4 years ago from Jacksonville

      No Dip, I am not. I know many authors who do the same thing. My problem is concentration.

    • Dip Mtra profile image

      Dip Mtra 

      4 years ago from World Citizen

      Writing one hub is a challenge, four books at the same time? You are exceptional.



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