Sometimes it can be a little crazy-making, having ideas that won’t give up. The Manleigh Cheese logo is one of those annoying things that won’t let me be. These are the newest out of the batch.
I’m also being tormented by the book cover itself. I want to paint it, but am worried that I’m too close to the story to do a good job. This is why my wife designed the Blood Soaked covers…She’s a designer, after all.
On top of all this is a distinct possibility that MC might see the light of day, and if that happens, I need to get cracking on the sequel. Unfortunately, my creative thrust has been on “Cassidy Unboxed.”
I guess it is possible that Manleigh Cheese 2 intimidates me, even though I’ve got almost a full notebook of plot ideas. The characters are quiet about it all, and I (for once) wish they’d speak up.
I just finished Herring and Tol Agarutha’s story arc. I’m pretty pleased with it, because it leaves things open enough that I can bring them back later. I thought you might be interested in seeing a sketch of what I see when I write about Herring.
One of the things that has surprised me is that he’s become a more sympathetic villain as the manuscript has progressed. His “voice” changed, too. That is something I’ll have to go back and make consistent, once the manuscript is finished.
…what I’m planning to do with Manleigh Cheese. My current plan is to finish the manuscript, edit it, and then query literary agents.
Part of this plan entails me taking down Parts 3 and 4 in the near future. I’ll leave the ebooks of 1 and 2 up as free teasers.
The goal is to finish the manuscript while I’m writing Blood-Soaked and Gone.
If you’ve enjoyed Manleigh Cheese, I’d appreciate it if you would share parts 1 and 2 with your friends. In the meantime, I’m going to do my best to write an ending that lives up to what has come before and leaves room for a second book.