So earlier this week I received the final draft of Forgotten Warriors from the editor. The novel is now complete.
It is very hard unless you write to understand what it is like to finish a novel. The sheer emotional weight that hits you is something I don’t think you ever prepare for. As I sit here a blubbering mess trying to type this I have over seven years of emotional weight and memories of working on this novel settling on my shoulders. The times when I felt like a failure. The times when all I saw was a blank screen for hours on end, laughing at me. The times when I thought this was the best work I had ever done. The times when I lost my brother, my father and felt like I would never write again. Always in those times, both good and bad, I would hear my mum whispering to me to keep going, to just do one more word Titch, one more page.
To say writing is a rollercoaster of highs and lows may sound cliche but it is as good a metaphor as any.
Some writers would have you believe that writing is a solitary profession, it is not..at least not for me. The amount love and support and ‘kicks up the ass’ from friends and family can not and will never be underestimated.
So thank you all for your love and support, some more than others (you know how you are).
And lastly… Mum…still here, still trying to save the world.
The plan is to launch the novel at the Thought Bubble Exhibition together with The Chimera Factor graphic novel. The comic is stand alone, in many ways, but it also acts as a prequel to Forgotten Warriors.
Look out for a post of how to pre-order your copy soon. It will be doing a limited edition special edition copy in the first instance..more details on that soon.
In the meantime if you’re a fan of Fallen Heroes…thank you for your support and sticking with me all these years..not much longer now. If you want to pick up Forgotten Warriors and want to read Fallen Heroes first you can still pick up a copy from Amazon.
Here’s the new story blurb to give you an idea what’s coming.
Hold your breath.
Stand your ground.
The worst is yet to come.
Three years ago, on the eve of their greatest triumph, the Book of Cademus instead suffered their greatest defeat.
Today the leaders of this apocalyptic cult are hunted across the globe as their followers lose faith in their gods.
Reduced to striking out from the shadows in petty acts of vengeance, the cult hatches one last desperate gambit to regain all they have lost.
The Icarus Foundation, ignorant of the danger, has become locked in a political power struggle. The United Nations believes Icarus are too dangerous to be left unchecked and take drastic measures to bring them under control.
With Icarus’ focus turned elsewhere the burden falls on those scarred survivors to stand against the Book of Cademus once more. If they can…