After some much-needed time away, I think I’m ready to jump into writing again. God has been good to me over the past two years (wow, has it been that long!?!). I have traveled, I have worked, I have served and I have grown as a person and as a writer.
And now, I think it is time to dust of my pencil and keyboard and get back to creating worlds and expressing the truths that I have within. I have so much to say now!! It is incredible.
What can you expect from me? A book a week? Ten new worlds? A thousand new characters?
No. Not even close.
But I do have some great new stories to tell, and the Brodie Wade Series to wrap up. (I know! I know! Stop yelling at me.) Brodie is a character that got a bit derailed with the death of a friend. I wrote out Phil to symbolize that death, and the pair of Brodie/Phil has never really recovered. I love this character to death, as I am more like Brodie than I care to admit. But it’s hard for me to get his final story out. I feel like it will be the end of a very important part of my own chapter as I close his out, too. It’s a very scary, personal, intimidating thing.
As for the other works I have in mind, I’m really hoping to get some publicity for the books I have written. Using that as a launch pad, I then hope to release at least one book per year for a while. It will be a challenge, but I think I’m up to it, now.
Thus far, I’ve only actually made money from DHAN, All of the other releases haven’t been tremendously huge, resulting in me pretty much wiping out my “book fund”. I’m still working out how to finance these adventures, but I know it’s time. I’m trusting God for the resources when that time comes.
If you like my works, please share my Amazon page (https://www.amazon.com/s/ie=UTF8&field-keywords=Jerry+Hanel) . I’m going to be using their marketing services, so I will have to be exclusive to them for a while once again. I don’t like being tied to one provider, but the reality is I have to play ball if I want to be in the game, and this is the best way I know how.
I’m excited to introduce you, my wonderful fans, to the new voices that are in my head: Jonathan Grimes, Susan Lightstone, Herman Griggs, Dave Rankin and the enigma known merely as Slipknot. They will be the key personalities in a short story I’ve had in my head for a while as they work together to solve puzzles from a game designer known as Yah Winh to uncover his secret world. These voices will likely live on in at least two other stories, but only time will tell how far they will go. It’s still way too early in the process for that.
My goal is to get this short story out as soon as I can as part of a new world I have in mind. It is a technology thriller more than a supernatural one, but it has been stuck in my head for over a year. And it is time for it to be born and see the light of day. It is a story of hope in the darkness, and how we can touch each other to the core without even being in the same country, especially in this digital age.
So, please give me all the love and encouragement you can — I will probably need it as I get easily distracted and depressed through this writing process. It really does take its toll on us writers. Take some time to remind me to stay focused and on-task, and share my works with everyone you can to help this dream become a reality.
Hmmmm, reality. Wow, that word itself has such new meaning to me now. Trust me. You’ll understand soon enough. 🙂
Thank you again for sticking with me through this time, and I hope you will stick with me just a little more… long enough to enjoy what is coming next.
Cover image by: Pierre Vignau