So, I’ve finished writing book #10 of Saint Tommy, NYPD.
This one is called Lightbringer.
As usual, I remain my standard subtle self.
You have to be wondering at this point “book 10? Declan, isn’t book 7 still only on your publisher website? Where’s books 8 and 9?”
Hussar and Destiny–books 8 and 9– are still in the process of being made ready. Cover artists can only move so fast. And I dropped Hussar and Destiny on Silver Empire the same… day? The same week? I honestly don’t recall.
Why am I pushing so hard? Why not take a break?
Because I’m too lazy to take a break. Taking a break requires energy to stop. My sin of sloth is in my work ethic. I don’t have an off button. I work forty days a week. When I’m not physically at the keyboard, trust me, I’m at least thinking about work. The pressure in my skull builds when I’m not working. Either that, or I’ve had a three month sinus infection… or meningitis.
Hmm. That would explain my bloody noses. I haven’t started bleeding from the eyes and ears yet, so I must be doing okay.
As I write this, Lightbringer is being looked at by the last beta reader, a woman who is easily confused if I’m not crystal clear, and who reads newspapers with a set of red and blue writing implements.
So that will soon be going to Silver Empire soon, right after the editor.
Right now, the coming stories are
- 8) Hussar
- 9) Destiny
- 10) Lightbringer
- 11) Dark Web
- 12) Blue Saint
As you can imagine, I’m a little tired. Exhausted. But I’m in the home stretch. I’m almost done. If I push for the next six weeks, I will be done with Saint Tommy.
Yes, this is the finale. How will it end? If you read Hell Spawn, you should have an idea. Heh heh heh.
Why am I wrapping up Tommy? Unlike Arthur Conan-Doyle, I still like Tommy. Like him, I need to wrap up the character so I can move on to other projects that I’ve wanted to get to. In some cases, I’ve wanted to get to them for nearly a year now.
And me? Burnout? Naww. It’ll be fine.
Anyway, the next three books will be in the hands of other people at the moment– editors and artists and etc.
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