Draft: Gods of the Earth

Phew! This one has been a long time coming. Way back in the beginning of 2012, just after I finished the first pass on Beautiful Machine, I had two big ideas for my next book. The first was for a complex and experimental ghost story about a dead writer. That became The Cannibal’s Prayer, which was written over the course of a few torrential months. The second idea was a bit of a slow burn, eventually turning into a knotty tangle of plot and character which has taken more than three years since I first started it to come to this point. Finally, as of last weekend, I have a finished draft.

GodsGods of the Earth is a sort of political thriller about power, destruction, terrorism, ecology, and dynasty. I don’t want to say too much about it, but it’s kind of a roller coaster. It’s never a good idea to get on a roller coaster without being sure if it’s going to bring you back or just fly off into nowhere, and I was worried about this one at times, so I’m thrilled to have actually managed to make it come around in a loop instead of crashing and burning.

Give it six to eight months of editing and revision time, and this bad boy should be ready for its big debut. Boy oh boy.

Okay, fun’s over. Now comes the real work.


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