You know how it goes: you tell yourself you can skip a week of blogging, then another week goes by. And then the next, and the next… Before you know it, over three months have passed since the last time you said anything.
The scope of blogging for authors has changed anyway, I reasoned. Probably no one’s reading this blog. The first book came out over a year ago, and everyone’s forgotten about it. Right?
And then, on a whim, I popped over to my Amazon author page and realized I had seven comments of people saying they were checking religiously for a new Kari Hunter book, and when is the next one coming out?
And those were just the comments. Who knows how many others are just popping by to check?
So for those of you who are looking for the next Kari Hunter book, here’s the news. (I’ll make this the abbreviated version. Those of you who are curious about the personal and writerly details can check back later.)
Back in December, I posted an update with a plan for the second Kari Hunter book. I explained that I had never come up with a process for writing, so I was feeling my way through the new book, slowly but surely. I even hinted at a timeline, which I really shouldn’t have done. This new book has taken me through some amazing twists and turns. I reached some personal highs and incredibly low lows. I forgot how to write a book. And then I remembered again. I even figured out my own writing process. So that I don’t forget again, and so I can write books a little faster in the future, I documented my process.
Yes. There really is a document. Because that’s what a big nerd I am.
Anyway, I’m still working on the second Kari Hunter book. I’m getting close to finishing the first draft and I’ve never been so excited or scared about the story. It’s going to be a little different than THE FOURTH CHANNEL. It has to be, because I’m no one-trick pony. After the events of the first book conclude, life will never be the same for Kari or her family. Kari will cling to her beliefs as a pacifist in a violent world, and she will come to understand the consequences of her choice. People will die. People will go to jail. Knives will be punished. Legs will be humped. And Moons will take up pole dancing.
To those of you crazy awesome people who keep checking for an update… Thank you. I’m amazed and humbled. The second book is on the way. I’m working as fast as humanly possible to get it completed and in your hands. Stay tuned for more updates.
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I am so glad to hear that there is going to be more Kari! I loved The Fourth Channel. I am ready and so glad to hear that you are still plugging along! Keep it up, we’ll be here when you’re ready!
Thanks, Danielle! I’m so glad you loved TFC. Hopefully the next one will be well worth the wait.
Congratulations. I hope you no longer feel the need to compare yourself to Kevin Costner. Those of us who enjoyed you book will exercise our patience until the next book is ready. Afterwards, we will rip into the book like a kid with birthday presents!
I can relate. Life intrudes, you put it off for a bit, and next thing you know it’s been months.
I loved 4th channel it was inventive and entertaining I will wait patiently for the next book