I’ve been pretty absent from my blog for quite some time. The good news is I’ve made my hiatus productive. More specifically, I’m making excellent headway with the second edition of Shadow House.
You may or may not be aware that I’m changing my first novel quite a bit. I originally published it seven years ago. Since then, I’ve learned much as a writer. Having the luxury of going back and updating the book is something I’ve dreamed of doing, but haven’t taken the time to actually do.
I must admit, reworking a finished book isn’t easy. At first I was nervous to change much, but then I really tore into it and murdered my darlings. The result was a huge mess, and then I panicked about what I would do.
Pressure makes diamonds, and as I stuck with the project, a new and frankly much better story emerged. This second edition is more engaging, visceral and intellectual at the same time. When it comes out, you’ll notice from the first page it’s different.
As of right now, I don’t have a release date for the second edition. Once I do, expect to see at least a few posts on here about it. I’m super stoked to share this story with you, because it will launch a trilogy of books which tell a unique story.
For now, I leave you with one of my favorite quotes from the book, at the top of this post.