That is the Kindle release date for the Point of Man. Pre-orders are open. The book version will be released sooner. Not entirely sure about that as I have one change to make, but would imagine around 3-15.
So now comes the hand-wringing. My test readers liked the book, but I have a lot of internal anxiety of not knowing how it will be received. I really like how the book came together. My primary goal was stepping the pace up. I thought Fabric slowed down at times. But…did I get to technical? Did I have too many, or too few, time jumps? Will the four new major characters come off as I designed them? Three of these will be in the next book. One of them, well, no spoilers on him. There is a lot more backstory on Leary and Dolan, which I think everyone wanted. Gabe’s role is smaller. The star of this book is J.T., the Shroud-cloned child, but in a subtle way. There is one major reveal/surprise at the end that I hope everyone gets, because it would a world changer.
I haven’t really set any goals for the book. Fabric sold over 17,000 e-copies only. Point has a print version. (I’ll blog later about my experience with CreateSpace. It was favorable, but I have some feedback.) I think if it could do that, and pick up the same positive reviews, it would be a worth while endeavor. It was fun to write, mostly because I new people were interested in it. Sorry about how long it took, basically 5 years from start to end. I feel strange not writing anything right now. Depending on how Point performs and the basic time eaters of life, like work, will dictate my writing urgency for the next book – Cross of Man.
Thanks to everyone who set me notes of encouragement and I hope everyone’s patience is rewarded with a book they enjoy. I loved writing it.