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Sequel Progress

on December 13, 2011 in news No Comments »

Even though I’ve neglected this blog for far too long, I’ve decided that it’s time to get back into the habit of regular writing–not only here, but on the sequel to The Last Archer of Laummoren, tentatively titled, The Archer’s Legacy.

I’ve made the monumental decision to push ahead and try to complete part two of the sequel by the end of 2011, with plans to complete the third and final part by February 29, 2012.  Ideally, I’d like to be able to complete the entire rough draft by the end of January, but my hunch is that is unrealistic.

Once thing’s for sure, however: I’ll need all the self-discipline I can find.  The writing of this book has not come quite as easy to me as it did with the first one.  Hopefully, though, the extra labor will show in the final product.

Wish me luck..


I may be premature in my enthusiasm here, but I recently received an email from Variance Publishing in response to a query I sent them about The Last Archer of Laummoren a little over a month ago.  Here is a quote from my first positive reply to a query:

“Please send me the complete work. An electronic file is great. I am very intrigued.”

Here’s to hoping he continues to remain at least somewhat impressed after reading more than just a summary and the first two chapters…

Wish me luck, whoever you are reading this blog–


Thanks to a much-needed kick in the ass by my best friend, I am making additional progress on The Archer’s Legacy, the sequel to The Last Archer of Laummoren.  Jay Bernstein, who–in addition to being my best friend since eighth grade–has been one of my most ardent supporters of my writing.  So, naturally, he has been periodically asking me about how the sequel is coming.  I’ve admitted to him that it’s been slower than I’d hoped, and he’s been sympathetic about how difficult it can be at times to find the time and/or motivation to write.  Earlier this week, I forced myself to sit down at my desk one evening, committing only to re-reading what I’d already written, in the hopes that I would find some inspiration/motivation by doing so, and I discovered to my surprise that I was quite pleased with the first chapter of my admittedly rough draft.  So, I emailed a copy of it to Jay, not only to get his feedback, but as proof that a rough draft does exist (even though he’s never expressed any doubts to that effect).

“Hallelujah” was his response–which could not have been more rewarding or motivating for me.  His excitement over a mere chapter was exactly the incentive I needed to push forward.  And I did.  I’ve read through and tweaked the entire first part of the book and I am pleased with the results.  I am now about halfway through editing the partially completed second part of the book–though this will require more exhaustive editing, I suspect.

Anyway…  Thank you, Jay, for your enthusiasm and encouragement.  It is appreciated more than you know…

I’m still working on the sequel to The Last Archer of Laummoren, currently titled, The Archer’s Legacy.  The writing process has been similar to the first volume in that it has been in fits and starts.

I’m about halfway through a rough draft, delving into the histories of some of the new characters.  While I feel like I know them rather well, certain details about their respective pasts still elude me.  I almost feel like an archeologist at times, digging through relics from a fictional past to try and learn more about the denizens of that past.

There is one thing about which I am certain, though: these new inhabitants of this mysterious world I’ve uncovered are just as much at home here as the original characters I encountered there.  I hope to introduce you to them soon.



on May 24, 2011 in news No Comments »

The Last Archer of Laummoren now has a page on Goodreads–check it out here:


on April 26, 2011 in news No Comments »

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The paperback is temporarily unavailable at Barnes & Noble online because of some minor cover art revisions. It is still available on amazon and as an e-book for the Kindle and the Nook, though.


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The Last Archer of Laummoren is available at Barnes & Noble online–in both trade paperback and as a NOOKbook (their ebook). Check it out!