I know…it’s been a while. I’m sorry. What can I say…after spending much of the past year and a half focused on editing first The Penitent Assassin and then The Rush of Betrayal: Deception (Book One), I needed a little time away to spend with my family. The kids are growing so fast and I wanted to make sure I spent some time with them while they still thought I was cool. (So far, according to them, I am…whew!)
Also, my house, like everything else, is growing older…which meant there were quite a few home-improvement projects which needed my attention. I made a small dent in the ‘honey-do’ list (if you’re a home-owner, you know that list is NEVER-ending!) which of course made my wife happy (and if you’re married, you know the saying ‘happy wife, happy life’). Of course, now she’s starting to get after me to get back to my writing again and as soon as the holiday season is over, and my crazy work hours at the bookstore settle down, I’ll be back hard at work on the final edits of The Rush of Betrayal: Absolution (Book Two).
Speaking of Book Two, yes, I know, I originally thought I would have it done by November 2012 but as I explained above I’ve had a rather busy five months and so my new goal is spring 2013. This extra time will also allow me to expand a bit more on Josephine’s storyline which I think will only improve the final version. I can’t wait to have it finished so I can share the conclusion of Ian’s and Josephine’s story with you.
GOOFY NEWS ALERT:
Back in November, twitter friends of mine and co-hosts of the Southern Fried Inkslingers Podcasts, author Walter Shuler @anakronistical and artist Brad Joyce @Brad_Joyc3 interviewed me. Now, I say ‘interviewed’ but what it really was was three guys pretty much sitting around trying to make each other laugh for over an hour. And it’s safe to say we all succeeded. I had a great time talking with the both of them and just hanging out while enjoying a Mt. Dew (I swear, I wasn’t drinking anything stronger!). I’ve been told the podcast interview will be online either later today or tomorrow. You should definitely check it out…
I plan to blog a bit more often in the upcoming months (it’s not like I can really blog a bit less!) but if for some reason I don’t make it back on here before the end of the year, I wish you all a happy holiday season, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hello Friends. As promised, I’m including the second chapter of my upcoming novel, The Rush of Betrayal: Deception (Book One) today. I was also going to include a copy of the book cover, but I’m still having some work done on it today so I will have to postpone its display until possibly next week. I’m very happy with its results so far, but due to some recent changes at Smashwords and Amazon, I’ve learned they would like larger book cover sizes, so I’m having the cover adjusted to match their new requirements/recommendations.
Also, before I go on, I’ll state the legal mumbo-jumbo – this chapter is copyrighted material by the author, Shawn Wickersheim (ME) and is a part of The Rush of Betrayal: Deception (Book One). Please don’t copy, use, steal etc. etc. blah-blah-blah…you’ve read all this stuff before on my other blog post which included chapter one and the same holds true here. Bottom line, I’ve worked extremely hard on this book (and all my books) so please tell all your friends to read (not steal) my novels. (Not that I think YOU’d steal anything at all, I’m generally a pretty trusting fellow, but sadly, you know how it is in today’s world…*sigh*)
That’s right. This is confession time for me.
…..I tend to be a bit on the shy side.
I know. You and the voice had the same thought, didn’t you? How can this guy be ‘shy’? I seem very outgoing and talkative and friendly and…
“And you have a blog! You tell people ‘stuff’. How can you be shy?!”
I’m not shy around people I know…
“But…millions of people could be reading this blog!”
Millions? Ummm….while that would be incredible, I don’t think I need to worry about that any time soon.
“I don’t know…you haven’t told your blog readers what you just did!”
I’m getting to it! Okay friends (see, I call you ‘friends’ that way I’m not so….shy), I survived my first ‘interview’.
“Survived? Oh come on, don’t be so melodramatic! You were able to edit your responses…thank God!…some of the first drafts of those answers were BAD!!! And you call yourself a writer…”
Hey, it’s okay for the first draft to be crappy! I even said so in the interview…
“Well, why don’t you include the link already so people can go check it out!”
Right. If you’d like to read more about my first interview, please head over to my good friend and fellow author Walter Shuler’s blog at: http://hallalitriocht.com/ww-an-interview-with-shawn-wickersheim-author-of-the-penitent-assassin/348
“Are we done confessing stuff now?”
For the time being.
“Good, ’cause I’ve got some secrets I didn’t want to share just yet…”
Have a great day, All.