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Sunday, August 31, 2014

That Sequel You Wanted

The draft of At Least I Didn't Blow Up OUR Moon, sequel to Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm A Supervillain and the second book of the planned five part Inscrutable Machine series, is written.  I finished writing the last chapter last night, although when I say 'finished' I mean I spent all of yesterday from getting up to going to bed writing, producing a whopping 13000 words.

The book is done.  I am still reeling.

If you wanted to know, the last chapter involves angry men with spears, an eleven year old in homemade power armor, telepathic jellyfish, grappling hooks, and two of the ugliest, sweetest star-crossed lovers you ever did meet.

Oh, and blowing up a moon.


  1. Gotta say: I really liked Wild Children, and Please don't tell my parents.

    I didn't really like Quite Contrary, or sweet dreams are made of teeth, but I also can't really put a finger on why I didn't like them. I'm looking forward to your next book!

    Just try not to get stuck as a 'one series author' like poor Terry Pratchett who has to write disk-world novels over and over, despite once having a quite varied repertoire. My advice is to keep working on books outside your supervillians series as a side project, so that you don't get bored of it.

    1. All of my books are different. I'm going to have trouble keeping even close to the same feel along the Inscrutable Machine series. I really appreciate your saying you don't want me to get stuck as a one series author. Thank you. It makes me feel that all of my work is appreciated.

      My hope is to next finish A Sidekick's Tale before moving on to book three. On IM book, one other book, back and forth until the IM series is done sounds like a good balance.

  2. That was pretty quick :)
    Will the wait for publication be just as short? (What I know from impatiently waiting for books before tells me not to get my hopes up for at least half a year, but I'd love to be surprised...)

  3. When can I buy this new book, o just finished reading please don't tell my parents I'm a supervillain, and anxious

  4. Evening!
    Christaphorac from Twitter here.
    I contacted you through there earlier this summer.
    Not a writer as such.
    I'm an artist aiming to be an illustrator.
    I had some basic questions about story developing but at the moment they're kinda lost in the background noise.~
    Hopefully they'll come to me.

    Long story short, I'm slowly developing the outline for a collaborative story which I hope will ultimately become a graphic novel.
    I feel I need all the advice from those more experienced than I that I can get. This is probably the first time I've caught myself being Serious about a large artistic project.

    I want to know- are you still okay with me posting here, or would you rather do this by email or some such?
    I admit it feels a bit surreal for me to be asking questions about something 'in development' in a public forum.
    Then again, that's just me. ;3

    Anyway, let me know if you're still open to offering input. I enjoy your insights.

    Many thanks.

    1. Your questions are stuff about being a writer and an author, correct? They don't sound too personal. I'll probably even make a post answering them.