The last few weeks, I’ve seen a number of Never Hero fans express fear that The Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs series is dead. Clearly, I am late with providing an update, because…
2016, may have taken a lot of lives—but it will never take our Sequel!
Yes, the The Never Paradox is very far behind my original projections. When I first published The Never Hero, I thought I would have this thing wrapped up before 2015 ended. Well, it probably goes without saying that if I could, I would reach back in time and slap that overly optimistic version of myself. There isn’t much for me to say other than “I’m sorry”—a lot of life kept happening. I won’t bore you with the details…but I will tell you that the sequel became a better book with every delay.
In October, I sent the final draft of The Never Paradox manuscript off to my editor. I recently received it back with over 16,000 points of feedback.
Okay, okay, everyone calm down!… I was pretty burnt out when I sent TNP over—didn’t have the energy left to do a final run through for typos. Most of those feedback points are very quick grammar errors. There were only three isolated sections with recommended re-writes, and they are very minor.
So here is the deal:
- My wife is 8 months pregnant
- My son [working title: Xander Hodges] is due to be born on January 10th
- I DO NOT WANT TO BE WORKING ON THIS SEQUEL WHEN HE GETS HERE!
Now we all know delivery dates are never exact, but let me beat you to the punch-line and point out that they are far more accurate then T. Ellery’s initial sequel release projections. So here it is folks, I’m challenging myself to a race against time… because that makes it sound more dramatic.
If you look at the homepage, you’ll notice some new progress reporting bars along the right-hand side. I am going to try and update these with my daily progress.
You can use them to check in on the state of things, cheer me on, or… you know, yell when the bars don’t move…
I mean… case you were curious…
I’d prefer the cheering…