This morning I woke up and made coffee. I then went to my computer and opened up the file for Emotive which needs one more round of editing before publication in April. As I watched the text insertion point, inside of Microsoft word, blink to the rhythm of the music I was listening to, my mind began to wonder. That is when I wrote this:
Now I am sure in time, that line will change. Even now, as I reread it, something about it seems off in terms of syntax, but for now, isn't it dripping with energy? Maybe not for you and that is okay, but for me, that statement holds tremendous power; not because of the cynical meaning behind it, but rather the play on words with Future Winds as a title and in confirming a sequel to my first beloved novel is, in fact, in the works.
After writing the tweet that locked me into a commitment, I picked up my notebook of ideas. One of the pages has a few spurts of madness painted across it which basically, and briefly, outlines what a future winds sequel could be. I flipped over to the next page and went on to fill that page with a scene from the book where two guys are analyzing the video feed of Aisha from the bridge of New Horizon. I put down my pen and gave the scene a read. I smiled. I had to be sure that I could do this and much like the advice that I gave you all in the pretext of Future Winds, I concluded that I, like you, am capable of anything.
While I was writing Future Winds, I had many ideas about a sequal and how exactly everything would work out. I fought off the urge to become excited about those ideas and I remained on the fence about making the commitment to a sequel for a long time. I always figured that It would be foolish to have commited to a sequel before the first book even came out. What if people didn't like the first book? Wouldn't writing a sequel then be a waste of time? I think that fear can now be adressed. Not only do (most) people love Future Winds, but I myself as a human being have evolved. I have elevated to a state of doing this because I love doing it and giving a fuck about the haters is no longer a concern. The fact that people actually enjoy reading the spark of madness that I bleed onto paper is simply an added benefit to my craft. The love and support that I have received from fans is hands down one of the best feelings in the world and, for that, I thank you all.
So... about the book:
I honestly have no timetable in place as to when the future winds sequel will be done, let alone available, but this I can promise; I am not the George R.R. Martin type. lol. When I commit to something it gets done and it doesn't take me thirty years to do it. I love embarking down the path of a different journey, it is a defining characteristic of who I am. The madness that drives me to try everything once is a sickness that also rewards one's self in truth and knowledge as to how the world works. In life, I find myself jumping from project to project, but I also value honor and when I make a commitment, I always deliver. After Emotive drops in April, I am moving forwards with Project Nidus. Once that is complete, I will evaluate what comes next. I am sure that I will work on the FW sequel here and there as we look ahead, but Project Nidus is all about focusing on one thing for a little while, so don't expect the FW sequel in 2016. lol. With that said, what do you think is going to happen in the sequel? What characters do you hope to see?