I can’t believe that I’m finally doing it! I’ve been working on this book for almost four years now. It’s great to finally feel good enough about the novel to publish it. I must have written and re-written parts of the novel over a hundred times. I’m grateful that I had a very supportive brother who was willing to read and re-read the different drafts that I’ve had over the past couple of years. And of course, my very supportive wife who kept encouraging me to write and re-write over the years.
The idea for the novel came to me in a dream one night. I was surprised to be able to get into a deep enough sleep to dream. We (my wife and I) were new parents and our newborn was only a couple months old. What that meant was that we barely slept! So, it was kind of a miracle for me to even have such a vivid and amazing dream (or nightmare, I couldn’t really decide). When I woke from it, I tried going back to sleep, but it was no use. I couldn’t get the dream to continue. In the morning, I told my wife all about the dream and we decided that it made a good book idea. I was desperate to find out what happens in the end, but since I couldn’t get the dream to continue, I decided that I’d just have to write the rest of it myself.
After countless hours of working on developing the plot and the characters, I finally felt that I had a good start of an epic adventure. So after several more months of iterations with an editor and book designers, I have a final product. I hope you all like book one.
I only have a basic outline of the book series, but I am now starting to create a detailed outline of book two. I will keep you updated as that further develops!