This seems an appropriate title for this post as it’s been a while since I last posted. But it really refers to the fact that I’ve written 30,000 words of my newest novel and realised that I could improve it greatly by starting with a new focus. It means a large, though not total rewrite.
A few years ago I might have been upset at having to jettison all that work. Now I am delighted. This is because I know that the novel will be much better for the change. I think it also says something about the way I approach my writing.
I’ve learned an immense amount from writing the novels I have, by reading some wonderful new work and by becoming involved in a very creative editing process with my Lake Union editors.
The new book? I’m not going to say much about it – in case I have to make even more fundamental changes. But it’s set way back in the past, nearly 4,000 years ago. Not a Norman, Saxon or Viking in sight.
Talking of Normans and Saxons, the fourth book in my The Lost King series has just been published. It’s called In Search of Glory and can be found here: myBook.to/Glory. http://www.amazon.com/Search-Glory-Lost-King-Book-ebook/dp/B0168W4QW6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
The first three books are now available in paperback as well.
And, if you’re wondering if I’m totally immersed in the ancient world you might be interested to know that a second book about Alice Petherton will be published in late January 2016. You can pre-order it now by following this link: myBook.to/VeryLikeAQueen http://www.amazon.com/Very-Like-Queen-Martin-Lake-ebook/dp/B013P1NTEO/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Finally, as the year wends to a close, huge thanks to everyone who has bought my books, written reviews, encouraged and cheered me and become my friend. I really appreciate it.
Happy holidays everyone.