Friday, December 20, 2013

Poor Man's Fight: Sequel In Progress!

Rich Man's War, the sequel to Poor Man's Fight, is now well underway! I don't want to give away too much or distract myself by talking about things I haven't written yet, but I feel like I could at least share some current stats on the rough draft:


Rich Man's War currently stands at 44,081 words. The story thus far includes five deadly stabbings, thirteen fatal shootings, five people killed by grenade, three counts of Death By Gunnery Sergeant Janeka, theft of military equipment, theft of starships, three Purple Hearts (pending review, of course), one premeditated defenestration, rampant breaking & entering, one broken jaw, two catastrophically mangled legs, a destroyed tank, multiple acts of espionage, power struggles, several celebrity photo-ops, Christ's name taken in vain on two different planets, computer hacking, an inappropriate crush, a false flag operation, a planetary invasion, orbital bombardment,  mistreatment of wounded soldiers, poker metaphors, gross vandalism, kidnapping, one "It's Not You, It's Me" speech, a nasty knee injury and the long-awaited vengeance for a lonely, bloody teddy bear.



Happy holidays, everyone!

18 comments:

  1. Looking forward to it already. Love your work.

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. It sounds like all hell is breaking loose in the system of Archangel. I can't even begin to imagine what Tanner's going to see in the sequel, I just hope we can get our hands on it soon, though I doubt it - masterpieces take time!

    So, since we're probably going to wait another month for another update (hehe), merry christmas and a happy new year!

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  3. That's all well and good but when will it be published!!!!!!! I am waiting impatiently. I really have enjoyed all your books and stories. Chris

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  4. I have bought all three of your books and like this one the best. I'm hoping that Tanner will become an officer in the Archangel Navy. It seems like the most likely role he could play in the next few books. I'm crossing my fingers for him.

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  5. well, seeing as I love Robert Jordan and his books took forever to be written, waiting on the author to do his work is nothing new. I would rather wait a year for a very well written, intriguing, artful piece of literature, then to go a month and a half to have work put out that leave you with nothing but hallow work.

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  6. I burned through Poor Man's Fight in three days. Loved it, so I'll be waiting anxiously for the next book.

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  7. What is the minimum amount of words this novel will have? ( So I have a rough idea of how much you have finishe do far.)

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    1. I strongly suspect this one might come in somewhere between 180k-200k. I would prefer shorter, simply because that will mean it's more elegant and the price for the inevitable paperback version will be lower, but we'll have to wait and see.

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    2. Yay! I really appreciated the tight editing on Poor Man's Fight. Just one tiny note from the first book for the next: it's a crew complement not compliment. (Proofreading is basically in my blood.)

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  8. No deadpanning. You used up your quota. Dry humor and sarcasm can be conveyed in better ways.

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    1. I think somebody just earned a deadpan.

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  9. Just read Poor Man's Fight for the first time yesterday (took about 12 hours and no sleep lol). But then I saw this today and got super excited, partially because I thought it was funny how prominent 'orbital bombardment' is in the books I've been reading. Both Island Mine by Refusenik on SOL and Poor Man's Fight feature it. Plus Rich Man's War will as well. Can't wait!

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  10. I've just started Poor Man's Fight. I almost didn't read it because I thought it was a standalone. Is the sequel going to follow Tanner or someone else?

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    1. The sequel will primarily follow Tanner. There will be some other perspectives--I've gotten some occasional criticism on those before, but I'm sticking with it--but as it stands, I don't have a consistent second perspective throughout the book like I do with Darren Mills in PMF.

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    2. I finished Poor Man's Fight yesterday. It was great - gave it 5 stars on goodreads. As for multiple POV's, I acutally liked Casey's viewpoint a very much. It made the defeat of Tanner's enemies all the more significant, since they weren't abstract characters who we hadn't seen beforehand.

      Do you know when the next book will be availble?

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    3. Can't say that I do, but I feel like the rough is more than halfway done at this point. The climax is in sight. It may not be clear in the final product, but as it stands this one feels much more complicated for me than my previous books.

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