Its spring and no surprise COVID is still here, we are working from home, Zoom is the new normal and I am working towards my next book.
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As a part of five books in thriteen months strategy (if you want to call that), Transcendence would be my fourth novel and its different in several ways.
First of all, its a novella. Now you might think, whats the difference? The difference is novellas are shorter than a standard novel of 50,000 or more words. This is the first time I have written a novella. All my other books are 50K words or more, Haunted being the longest one yet. What I have learned over the months working on this book is, shorter does not mean faster! I remember, I preferred novellas because I could finish them within 48 hours.
Secondly, most of my books are based in the present, Transcendence is set in 1944 during the World War II. Writing it was a bit of a challenge and strange. To imagine a life without smart phones, internet, social media and limited air travel was a bit hard. The research involved for this book was extensive and I was forced to think out of the box.. For example, I didn’t know if people in 1944 used a tooth brush. Did you know they bathe only once a week!
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Thirdly, a completely new main character. The last three books are based on characters which are well developed and well-known to my readers. In Transcendence, Zane Carter is a American soldier who is stuck behind enemy lines and is hiding in an inhabited house. Zane was sent to fight in the war when he reached 18 years of age. (If you didn’t know the youngest soldier in the World War II was 12 years old). He’s tormented by his own demons and hates himself for killing people, although they were Germans. He takes no pride for his victories, and thinks his side will lose the war.
Fourth and the last point, the way the book ends. I myself never saw it coming, although I plan most aspects of my books. All through the story, Zane is trying to understand the meaning of the nightmares and incidences happening to him. Regardless of what happens to him, he wants to return to his home. In the climax, the situation changes with such an intensity that I questioned if such an end was possible. It left me exhilarating, worried and excited. Well… what you guys think… only time will tell.
Transcendence is now on Preorder – You can check it out here. New cover coming soon.
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