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KC0IVQ

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Changing of the Guard
« on: February 12, 2017, 04:01:55 AM »
I just read the first chapter you have up of the next AGU book.  I had figured that Adm. Carver would make some announcement of the cats intelligence but I honestly expected it as a mid book climax type thing.  Not an opening bombshell.  That was one heck of an opening salvo.  I am always eager to read the AGU and AGU: BP books but that chapter really makes me want to read, as Paul Harvey once said, "...now for the rest of the story."!!!!  I want to see where the heck you go from here.

Thomas

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Re: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 08:31:05 AM »
Jenetta told me she wanted to drop a bombshell in her first AB meeting to excite the millions who would be tuning in, and to stir interest that would lead to quick support for her position regarding sentience. Within days, virtually everyone in the G.A. will be talking about her announcement, which is what she was hoping to achieve.    ;D

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Re: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 04:45:38 PM »
As I said earlier that chapter makes me really really want to read the rest of the story.  I have to wonder where this will lead.  It would make an interesting subplot.

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Re: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 03:26:22 PM »
I too was thrilled that the next chapter of agu is coming in July. I probably read the first chapter teaser about 10 times. Sadly I had to have ankle surgery this year and I can't tell you how much rereading all your series have helped get me through this very difficult time in my life. You are truly making a difference thank you so much. I see you have three new volumes coming out this year and I'm sure I'm not the only one that's told you we can't wait ;D thanks again

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Re: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 08:33:38 PM »
I too was thrilled that the next chapter of agu is coming in July. I probably read the first chapter teaser about 10 times. Sadly I had to have ankle surgery this year and I can't tell you how much rereading all your series have helped get me through this very difficult time in my life. You are truly making a difference thank you so much. I see you have three new volumes coming out this year and I'm sure I'm not the only one that's told you we can't wait ;D thanks again

Sorry to hear of your surgery. But I'm pleased that my stories helped to pass the time in a pleasant manner.

Lots of great stories ahead. Yes, I said great. Can't help it. I'm prejudiced.   ;D

Hope your ankle heals well and quickly.

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Re: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 02:56:10 PM »
Just curious, but i've been wondering if the next book is still on schedule.  Its been happening a lot these past couple years where my favorite authors have had to reschedule release dates.  And no, i'm not just talking about you. ;)

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Re: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 03:49:23 PM »
Just curious, but i've been wondering if the next book is still on schedule.  Its been happening a lot these past couple years where my favorite authors have had to reschedule release dates.  And no, i'm not just talking about you. ;)

Traditional publishers tend to schedule publication up to two years away to ensure they make their target dates. But they have a LOT more to coordinate than do Independent Author/Publishers such as myself. They're coordinating developmental editing, copy editing, proofing, cover design, set-up, scheduling print runs, securing orders from bookstores, shipment to bookstores, arranging for advertising, sending early copies to book reviewers, scheduling publicity tours and signings, etc., etc, etc. If publishers complete all the steps early, they sit on the book until the release date. 

I only have to write the book and perform the rewrites, work with my editor to get the book edited and proofed, work with an artist to have a cover made or make it myself, and then format the edited book into Mobi, ePub, and PDF versions and upload it online to the eBook sellers and print companies. If I complete the book early, I release it early. I use my experience to project a release date, and I admit that the date is sometimes a little optimistic. I also know that unexpected things happen to delay the publication. Last year my editor moved several states away from her previous address. That delayed the work a bit, but she and her people do such a great job that I was happy to wait until she returned to her editing. I also had a number of other publishing operations problems that took me away from writing while I worked them out. But I continue to establish dates that optimistically project a no-problem release because I don't know how to plan for unexpected problems.   ;D

At this point the schedule for AGU-11 is still on track for July 1, 2017, and I will do everything in my power to meet that date. Without adding half a year of time to cover unplanned contingencies, I can't guarantee any release date. So if you prefer, think of January 1, 2018 for publication of AGU-11 and then imagine how happy you'll be if it's available on July 1st, 2017.    :D
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