Tentatively: The Sea & Storm AND Updated Sword & Shield!

When I opened the 20,000ish word document that held the beginnings of The Sword & Shield’s sequel (The Sea & Storm), I was shocked to see that the last time I touched it was back in December 2020. This was less a writer’s block and more a writer’s monolith. The Kaaba would be a more appropriate reference as far as size is concerned.

But, much like the lightning that consistently struck metro-detroit the night of my epiphany, so too struck inspiration. The problem was simple. I had a beginning but no middle or end. I had the premise and a solid beginning but no middle and no major event. Without the second 3/4ths of the story, I felt stuck and aimless. I attempted to do an outline but that proved fruitless.

Then it came to me. The rest of the story. I drove into work early. Like early early. Like HELLA early.

(It helped that the storm woke me up at 4:45AM)

So I got to work, opened my laptop, and got writing. And writing.

And writing.

I was on a ROLL!

Alas, I was interrupted by the beginning of the work day. But I made a solid start and have been inching closer and closer to a completed sequel every day since then!

To everyone who commented that they want a sequel, like the Sea & Storm beating against the rock that is my resolve, I eventually crumbled.

So look forward for that!

In other news, the new and improved version of The Sword & Shield is up and available on Amazon! For people who purchased the original version we’re cooking something up that you’ll be happy about so hold off buying a copy for the moment!

Bye for now!

One thought on “Tentatively: The Sea & Storm AND Updated Sword & Shield!

  1. CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!! And looking forward to re-reading The Sword and Shield. Love the title of the sequel. My imagination goes crazy thinking about the possibilities. Thank you for working so hard for out entertainment. We do truly appreciate it!

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