Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Crunch Time

While prepping for the release of THE MARK on Tuesday, I'm also in the midst of finishing up final edits on THE GUILTY, scheduled to come out in March 2008. I'm very curious to see the eventual reactions to this book. It's a kickass story, in my opinion (duh), and I just hope I did the idea justice. After THE MARK, it was a pleasure to write the next Parker/Davies novel. While writing the second book in the series, I wanted to remain faithful to the storyline and pacing from THE MARK, while introducing new elements, characters and villains (especially the villain) that would make it fresh. I hope THE GUILTY accomplishes both. Whether it does, in the end, is up to readers.

I've been waiting for June 26th for a long time. But when that day comes, I wonder, what exactly will change? It's not like I'm going to be sitting in bookstores watching to see who buys it, and there won't be any sort of applause-o-meter letting me know what readers think. And it'll be a little while before we have a sense of how it's selling.

It's like getting psyched for the beginning of the baseball season. Opening day is a thrill, but it takes a while to see how your team stacks up. (unless you root for the Royals, in which case you don't have to worry about reserving playoff tickets)

Also...This is the final day to submit your entry to win a signed copy of THE MARK. Click here to learn how!

1 Comments:

Blogger Chumplet said...

Trust me, you'll be lurking in the store, hiding around corners and admiring your book on the shelf.

5:33 PM  

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