Is a Sequel to Kelvoo's Testimonial in the Works? The answer is a definite "Maybe"!
I was encouraged by recent positive reviews for Kelvoo's Testimonial, so in June 2022, I started on a second book that picks up the plot about seven years after the first book ends. I didn't get far. I found myself bogged down in the details, explaining the events during the seven year gap while I also tried to summarize the main events in Kelvoo's Testimonial for those who hadn't read it. The results were boring and, to be honest, I felt bored while writing. I put my efforts on hold in late July when I left on a road trip vacation through northern British Columbia and the Yukon.
The road trip was epic and inspirational!
When I returned in late August, I threw out my previous efforts and started again. This time, things have been different. The new story is smoothly flowing through my keyboard and onto my screen. I am finding ways to naturally blend information from Kelvoo's Testimonial and the gap between books into the new story. Best of all, I'm enjoying the writing process as much as I did when I wrote Kelvoo's Testimonial.
The working title for my next book is Kelvoo's Terra. Of course, that could change.
If you've read the first book, you may have a few questions about my next book, such as:
These questions will be answered in my next book, provided that I finish writing and publishing it. Here's what needs to happen for the next book to see the light of day (in chronological order):
This brings us to the question of "when?" I can only answer in vague terms. If all of the items in the preceding list come to pass, I will be aiming for sometime in 2023. Of course, in saying that, I've just put myself under pressure!
What do you think about a sequel to Kelvoo's Testimonial? If you'd like to offer your encouragement, or if you want to say, "For God's sake, don't do it!" please let me know. You can leave a comment on this blog post or reach me via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or the "Contact" page on this website.
Blog posts in chronological order
What is Kelvoo's Testimonial?
A bit about me
The publishing process - Editorial Evaluation
Who or what are the Kloormari?
What's the twist that differentiates Kelvoo's Testimonial?
Which issues does Kelvoo's Testimonial address?
Where did the idea of Kelvoo's Testimonial originate?
Is Kelvoo's Testimonial intended to reflect the experiences of native people in the Americas?
Book cover - Initial concepts
Depicting Kelvoo - My work with an amazing artist
Book cover - Final selection
Kelvoo.com website launch!
Original Song #1 - The Boys of Jezebel's Fury
Original Song #2 - Home on the Yangtze
Original Song #3 - Flying Away
My First Printed Copy
My First Review and Bookstore Order!
Now Available at Bolen Books!
Kelvoo's Testimonial gets a Kirkus Starred Review!
Official Launch Day!
A Sequel to Kelvoo's Testimonial?
Come Visit Me on Mastodon
Phenomenal News from Kirkus Reviews!
First Draft of Kelvoo's Terra Completed!
Kelvoo's Terra - Cover Reveal!
Kelvoo and Kindle Unlimited
Kelvoo's Terra - Official Launch!
Kelvoo's Books in your Local Bookstore
Kelvoo's Terra - First Amazon Reviews
Book 3 - Kelvoo's Teachings - First Draft