The official Facebook page is up to 53 likes. Only 7 more and I’ll reveal the cover for Back to Newtonberg!
(Eddie Cochran reference in the title, BTW…)
Okay folks. My official Facebook page (at http://www.facebook.com/demprimo) page is at
45 46 likes — and while that is nothing to sniff at (especially since I haven’t exactly gone out of my way to promote it), I’d really like to see a bit more.
So here’s the deal:
YOUR PART: please help me promote the page. Share this post with friends. Tell a stranger about my books. Write about it on the bathroom wall.
(Um… maybe not that last one).
MY PART: If we can get the count up to 60 likes, I will reveal the book cover for Back to Newtonberg. Help me get the page up to 100 likes, and I will post Chapter One here on the Official Blog.
(Icon for Hire reference in the title, BTW!)
(Harry Nilsson reference in the title!)
(That’s a J.D. McPherson reference in the title, by the way!)
(Title courtesy of Blackhawk)
Well, I finished the first draft of book three today at 10:49 am. It is 18,604 words, nine chapters and 111 pages. This places it right in between Welcome to Newtonberg and All That Remains in terms of length.
At the moment, the book still bears the title Back to Newtonberg, and I think it might keep that title. What started as a matter of convenience as a working title started to take on a new meaning as the book progressed.
So what’s it about? Well, it pretty much picks up the modern characters from Welcome to Newtonberg and some of their storylines, and throws a few new ones into the mix (including one major new character who is currently my favorite). Then it takes a bit from All That Remains (readers who were disappointed that Maggie and Billy’s relationship didn’t have a proper resolution should be pleased) and ties it all together.
I really like this book (don’t all authors say that about the book they just finished?). I especially like the chemistry between the new character, Mike and Janet. I hope you will, too.
One more editing session this week, then I’ll set it aside until July. Then I’ll read it over again, make any changes and release it to my beta readers for feedback.
More to come. Thanks for being patient, and I hope you’ll enjoy Back to Newtonberg once it gets released this fall!