Out to Beta Readers & Planning

My third novel in The Gifted Series is out with the beta readers now. Since I am an English teacher, I give it to willing students for extra credit. They hone their skills in reading for errors and common issues and I get more sets of eyes to read my book for the things I might have missed. The official release date is November 11, but the Kindle versionĀ is out for pre-order now. The paperback will be out around the same time, but it is not up for pre-order.

While going through one last revision, I got bored and decided to start planning my next book. That is why you will see the progress increased for planning of The Last Place to Stand-Book 2. My plan is to write the first draft during NaNoWriMo and go from there. The reason I am excited about this one is because The Last Place to Stand has always been my favorite book, and one of the benefits of being the writer is that I am also it’s first reader. And, quite frankly, I want to know what’s going to happen to my characters. I like these people, and I like the world.

What else is going on? Well, I’m tired and have done very little revising in the last couple of days, and I realized I am in desperate need of a break. For that reason, I am taking it easy. Tonight I will spend a restful time with my family, and tomorrow I will be running a 5k with my oldest son for a school fundraiser. Sunday I preach and soak up the goodness of God, and then Monday I am taking the day off to be with my wife. That’s right, we’re dropping the kids off at school and then we’re going to have some “us” time. I think we’ll take advantage of that beach we live not too far from. Or maybe we’ll find some trees and look at them, because, as I said, I’m tired. And as Robert Frost says:

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
(excerpt fromĀ Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


About Aaron K. Redshaw

Aaron's goal for writing is to create believable characters in fantasy or science fiction worlds that do not leave out the element of faith in a personal and loving God. He is an English teacher at a large public high school, the senior co-pastor of New Hope Church in Scotts Valley, CA (newhopesv.org), and a father and husband in a wonderful family which he hopes to someday patent.
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