I’m quite certain that some followers of this blog are familiar with the cover on the left. The idea for that book came to me… way back in 2015.
That’s quite a bit of time. Two more books came after that and that was it. I thought. Until people asked if there could be another book.
I’m always fearful of writing another book ‘by request’. No, definitely not because the request is silly. A request like that is a huge compliment to the writer and his work, don’t get me wrong.
It’s just that I write most easily when an idea comes from inside, from within me. A request from outside is an ‘external’ form of inspiration and that frightens me a bit. Yes, dear reader, I’m not a fearless fighter of words. I can get worried about stuff, even in stories.
(Warning. Spoiler ahead.)
Mirror Earth 4 didn’t seem like a viable option because in book 3, Mirror Earth Network, things seemed to be definitely ‘done’. See in what clever way I avoid a spoiler here?
As you can see, that was a smart move, because a spoiler at that spot makes no sense at all. Just so we’re all clear on that. Aren’t you glad I warned you of an upcoming spoiler?
Right. Where were we. Okay. Mirror Earth. I kept thinking about the possibility to open that rabbit hole again and wouldn’t you know it, I fell in. I had to go back and meet all the folks from back then again. Figure out where I dumped them and if they’d still be there. And then I started jotting down some ideas. And a first paragraph. And a second. And I won’t keep adding that here, because I ended up with lots of them, and many chapters.
After that, Will was so generous to spend some time on finding the bad stuff (and did I make him regret that! LOL! 😉 )
I can’t show you a cover for book 4 yet, simply because that doesn’t exist yet, so here’s the cover for number 3. I’m about to get into the nitty-gritty of looking at Will’s suggestions to improve the story, his remarks on what’s good, bad, unclear or funny.
But rest assured: book 4 is coming. And just to get your hopes up: after this one there might also be a part 5, but that’s up for grabs so far. No promises.
We’ll keep you busy!
Have a good day, everyone, and please: stay safe. And naked.