Yes, it’s true. I have something to tell you and it is a good thing.
It is the thing called Naked Crow 7. My friend and fellow author Will Forest has managed to fight his way through the manuscript and point out where I did dumb things, used wrong words and such things. That is the life of the editor which can be a lot of fun.
I’m currently going through his comments and suggestions, which means that Naked Crow 7 is creeping towards completion and should be ready for reading consumption within the coming months. Hmm, does that make it read-y? Hmm? 😀
This of course means that I should start ‘worrying’ about the cover for the new Naked Crow book as well. Luckily I’ve had plenty of time during the rewrite of most of it to think about it, so I’ve gained some time there. There will probably be an arrow on it. And some other stuff.
See? Just an arrow is a bit dull, isn’t it?
It looks like I have some work cut out for me for the coming days. Naked Crow 8 is in the writing phase so the series doesn’t end with 7, Unsworth Manor book 2 is coming along just fine (still no exploding airships) and the scifi I’m writing on my phone is coming to the point of the final battle, so to speak. Which in fact is going to be a proper battle.
(Oh, little tip: see the cover of Aglow up there? Click it. It will teleport you to Amazon where you can buy it. If you haven’t read it yet, you miss out on a good read.)
You may think by now that I’m doing nothing at all. No new book has come out in ages. What the hell is that Walker guy doing?
Well, that Walker guy is writing. And I’m writing a lot. That’s the terror of having a vivid imagination and too many stories to fit in one day or week.
The sequel to The Unsworth Manor Nudes is progressing nicely. Each chapter is checked almost while I’m writing it (not really but as soon as one’s done I send it off to my fellow author Ted Bun of Rags and Riches fame). As soon as that’s all done the book will be nearly ready to be published – but that’s not where we are yet.
The seventh Naked Crow book is coming along well. I’ve finally reached the point where things come together. This has taken much longer than I had hoped, but when you get your non-existent knickers in a writing knot, you will have to undo all the knotting and rewrite. After cutting things back to almost 1000 words I’m proud to say that the story now is over 63.000 words (around 180 pages) so things look well in that respect.
The urban science fiction I mentioned a few posts ago (in the far past LOL!) is also growing. That’s over 53.000 words (150 pages) by now. Remember, I’m writing that on my phone, just for the challenge.
Yes. I have moved all the paperback books from CreateSpace to Amazon’s printing service. CreateSpace is going to disappear so this had to happen. That too took up a lot of time because a few covers presented problems and once you have to mess with that it’s fun all the way from the start.
And so far the news for this post. I hope that I’ve reached the end of Naked Crow 7 by the next post but I doubt that. There’s still too much that needs to be written down, loose ends to be tied up, editing to be done and all that fun. But it’s coming. Before Christmas. I think. 🙂
Accidentally I stumbled upon this review of my first historical naturist novel, The Unsworth Manor Nudes.
“P.Z. Walker consistently weaves durable, engaging story lines into his finely developed books. This was especially delightful and fun as we follow this British family discovered the wholesome joy of nudism while in Germany and transported it to England in a wonderfully unfolding story that captured the early 1900s. It captures so well the social constraints of the time. May he continued to hold body freedom in yet more historical novels. This is a winner.”
I’m looking for disabled nudists. I would like to ask you a few questions. Don’t worry, this is not for something bad or lewd; I am researching for the next “Naked Crow” book. For that I need your experiences, your opinions, your views and desires.
It took a while but it’s here. As of today, The Unsworth Manor Nudes is available in all the usual places!
Unsworth Manor, home of Cedric, Earl of Unsworth, his wife Margarete and their children. Margarete, of royal German descent, receives an invitation to visit her distant relative, Emperor Wilhelm II. They decide to make the journey. It will introduce them to a lifestyle that none of them had ever heard of before, but that will never leave them anymore.
I guess you all remember this image from before I went very silent. I was on a short vacation during which I wrote a lot of words for Mirror Earth 3 and Naked Crow 7. Some people wouldn’t call that a vacation but I wouldn’t want it any other way.
If the gods of publishing are with me, Naked Crow 6 will hit the e-shelves on June 1st of this here year 2017. Provided the lords of paper over at Createspace are willing, the paperback will become available a month later, so on July 1st. Also in 2017. In case you wondered.
So there you have it. The first of the next two months. If all goes well.
As you see, it’s not even numbered 1, as I had no idea that the book would become so popular that more of them would follow. Book 6 is currently in editing and we’re making good progress.
The strange thing is that these first 6 books came out of my head easily. Since a while I’ve been thinking about another book in the series. Bad for the followers of the blonde Shaman: so far nothing has come up.
This doesn’t mean the series will come to an end here. I just need a good idea to put into a follow-up book. As long as that isn’t there, the book won’t happen. I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s worth the wait to get a worthy next book in a good series, even if that means it takes a while before it comes out.
For now I’m working on Mirror Earth 3 and that will have some surprising stuff for everyone, I’m quite sure of that. We’ll meet Roger and Elisabeth again, and Professor Holger. There’s some travel involved so far (for the people on one of the Earths, not for me yet alas!) and discovery upon discovery will be unveiled.
I had a good ‘talk’ with fellow writer Will Forest, on Twitter known as NudeScribe, and that talk gave me a lot of great input to incorporate into this new story. Again this proves that a person never writes a book alone. The help, input, feedback and even moral support of others are very important.
Yes. I’ve mentioned this before. The story’s written; I’m currently reworking it. This story was difficult to write. It took a while and also a lot of research. I can only hope it paid off. Let me at least share something of it with you.
This is what you can expect to see once the book’s published. As I’m still reworking it, that means it won’t be soon. I know, this is teasing. Deal with it. 😉
Since a while I’ve been working on a historical naturist story. It’s going well (it’s not near the end yet) but I’m getting a decent feeling about where it’s going. For that reason I started working on a cover image already.
I want to share with you what I’ve come up with so far.
I’m not telling you the title yet. I’m mean like that.