Over 50,000 downloads of audio segments on iTunes, 6 weeks atop the historical fiction eBook category and robust digital sales–and FINALLY my historical novel Chronicles of War is coming in print. It’s release date is soon to be announced.
The way in which the Chronicles story came to be is a story itself.
Having heard over and over that writers need to pick one genre and stick to it, I never imagined writing fiction. I was, after all, the Big Buts of the Bible guy–non-fiction, bible … that’s what YOU do! Still, as I love reading fiction, I’ve always wanted to try my hand.
One night, lying in bed, I mentioned that to my wife Shari. She said, “You should try it.”
For fun, I had been looking into an ancestor of mine who fought in the Civil War. I decided to try to put a page or two together of his life, story-fied. I handed it to Shari the next night, “Would you read more?” She said, “Yes.”
So … blame this on Shari.
What started as ‘practice’ soon became enjoyment for me. As I searched and researched, I was engaged. As I wrote Job Trites, I experienced him. I can honestly say that there hasn’t been a difficult day with this manuscript. It’s story, and I love a good story. I’ve been thrilled to see so many enjoy it in podcasts and eBook versions. I can’t wait to see it in print.
Thank you to all the Chronicles fans out there for sharing my enthusiasm. Tell others: It’s COMING SOON!