Going Dark. No that’s NOT my planned career path. It’s the title of the final novel in The Red Trilogy, with another amazing cover by Larry Rostant — and Going Dark is well on its way to publication.
My first drafts tend to be pretty solid, but my initial ideas for a new novel are not. I was reminded of this when I was reading an email I’d written last year, when Going Dark was just getting started. The direction I had in mind for the book at that time changed radically as I worked my way past the opening, and the story is a lot better for it.
Right now I’ve got editorial notes on Going Dark from Joe Monti, my editor at Saga Press, and for the past few days I’ve been working on final revisions. I’m happy to say, the requested changes and additions are fairly minor. But it’s always the case in this process that as I get close to the final-final updates, I’m amazed at the difference even small changes can make. The final polish of a novel is always exciting.
I haven’t yet posted a back cover description for Going Dark, because that needs work. But here’s the tagline:
“No Real Allies, No Fixed Enemies, No Certain Battlefields”
Sound exciting? I hope so!
The Red Trilogy has been a big project. Though I’d written ten prior novels, this is my first real trilogy — not that I planned it that way. It just sort of happened — and now it’s nearly done. For me, anyway! I hope not for you. As the books are published, I hope you’ll come along for the ride. All three books are due out this year. Here are the dates:
The Red — June 30
The Trials — August 18
Going Dark — November 3
Yes, you can preorder!
If you read the books, if you like them, I hope you’ll let other people know. Buzz matters.
And if you’d like to get a look at the opening scene of the first novel, find it here on my website.
Okay, back to those revisions…