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
BY ROBERT FROST)

-Aaron

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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