This is a new monthly series where I interview myself in order stay accountable and to keep you all informed about what’s up with P.T.
P.T. â€“Â I see youâ€™re 10% to your annual writing goal of 500,000 words. Congrats!
Waitâ€¦the year is more than 10% doneâ€¦doesnâ€™t that mean youâ€™re behind schedule?
You are an astute observer of the human condition and an interviewer unafraid of the tough questions. I like you.
Yes, I should be at about 15%. However, I was starting a new book at the beginning of the year. I tend to write very slowly at the beginning of the book while Iâ€™m finding my feet. As the book nears completion, I tend to write very quickly.
So, while Iâ€™m technically behind, Iâ€™m about where I expected to be at this point. By next monthâ€™s update, Iâ€™ll very likely be ahead of schedule.
Uh huh. Sure. So whatâ€™s this book youâ€™re working on?
Iâ€™m working on the third and final book of the Deadlock trilogy.
Whatâ€™s it called?
The Broken Lock.
Whatâ€™s the title signify?
Read and find out.
Whenâ€™s it coming out?
Iâ€™m aiming for the end of May.
Anything you want to tell us about the plot?
Oh, letâ€™s seeâ€¦It has a swarm of mayflies. And the Mississippi river. And more weird trees.
Youâ€™re a terrible salesman.
It has Frank and Zedâ€™s final showdown. Better?
Now weâ€™re talking! Whatâ€™s on deck after that?
Swords and Shadows, the second Zane Halloway novella. Things get a bit more epic for Zane and Lily. There will be swords. There will be shadows. Possibly simultaneously.Â That should drop at the end of April.
Wait, you said youâ€™re writing that after The Broken Lock.
Yeah, it takes a lot longer to revise/edit/prep a novel than a novella.
Whatever. How about the rest of the year?
Next up is a standalone horror novel (tentatively) calledÂ Sharp Notes. Itâ€™s about an evil song. Then Iâ€™ll start work on a sci-fi/action trilogy called The Short Timer. The first one in that series should come out late this year. And more novellas.Â Iâ€™ve also got a couple secret projects in the works.
Mysterious. You still doing YouTube videos?
Yep. Two videos a week. Check them out here.
Final question: sources tell us your birthday is coming up in March. How old will you be?
This interviewâ€™s over.