Writing Update: Chapter 1 is done…

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Well, I’m out of the starting blocks.  I promise not to bore you all with chapter by chapter progress reports on TBLP’s sequel, but a threshold of sorts was crossed this weekend.   After spending several weeks outlining The High Road (working title only), it seemed to take me a while to get started on the actual writing.  The log jam was broken this past weekend and eureka, I finished the first pass at Chapter 1.  It will still go through considerable polishing before and after I tackle Chapter 2, but at long last, I’m well and truly underway with my second novel.  If all goes according to plan, there will be 20 chapters of approximately 5,000 words each.  If feels good to have the first 5,000 words behind me.

4 Responses to “Writing Update: Chapter 1 is done…”

  1. Hi Terry,

    I really look forward to your next book. I’ve bought the book (only used three days to ship it to Norway:) and heard the podcasts (actually several times:). I really enjoy them. What I wonder is if you’re going to podcast your next book as well.

    Also I’ve enjoyed your additional podcast episodes about your journey as an author as well. Writing is something I enjoy very much and I hope that I will be able to write and publish my own book as well. Your talks are most inspiring 🙂

    Best regards,
    Morten

  2. Terry Fallis says:

    Hi Morten,

    Thanks so much for your kind words. I would really like to podcast my next novel but I’ll have to seek the permission of my publisher. I’m hopeful that McClelland & Stewart will publish the sequel to TBLP and that they’ll be comfortable with me podcasting the novel. We’ll have to wait and see but my fingers are crossed. It’s nice to know TBLP has made it all the way to Norway!

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