Projects Update

My friends, I didn’t realize that it has been a month since my last post. I’ve had my head down, revising Beat feverishly. My tremendous critique group helped me see that I needed at least three new scenes at the beginning of the book. Some great readers helped me figure out what was needed to make the ending more tense.

All in all, it turns out that writing, or at least GOOD writing, isn’t accomplished in a vacuum.

Here’s the complete update:

1. As of this moment, I have queried 6 agents regarding representation for BEAT, my 4th novel. Currently fighting a certainty that it’s a crappy novel.

2. My 3rd novel, Servant of the King, is still in the hands of Covenant. I don’t know when I will hear back from them. Fighting the certainty that it’s a crappy novel.

3. Still planning on releasing my 1st novel, the epic-ish fantasy Brothers in Arms, as an e-book at the end of September. Middle October at the latest. I have a cover I am almost perfectly happy with. For this to work out, I have to get some final revisions and editing done, implement some marketing stuff, do a little more research, and get some technology tamed.

I’ll reveal the cover of Brothers in Arms as soon as I’ve got it finalized.

I feel simultaneously exultant and horrified at what I’ve done. I’m so excited that I’ve finally got my work in front of publishing pros, but that means that I’m only a few days or weeks away from being told that my work is garbage.

Gotta keep the head down and continue working, tuning out that destructive little voice.

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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