Welcome back to the blog! I know it’s been awhile.
As time has passed, I have written less and less on this blog. That it not to say, however, that I have abandoned my writing. Don’t worry about that. I am still writing books. Rather, I find that as the process of writing and publishing fiction novels becomes more and more familiar to me, I feel less excitement around the act of reaching major milestones. When at one point finishing a rough draft was a major deal, it has now been something I’ve completed several times over. Therefore, the need to write and celebrate it on this blog feels diminished.
While readers of this blog may have enjoyed reading about my major writing or publishing milestones, and I certainly understand that, I find it important to consider that some milestones once considered major may not be as significant anymore. Certainly the fact that I now have 10 published works to my name should indicate that, at least to me, reaching a major point in the process of writing or publishing a book is no longer as big a deal as it once was.
Still, that is not to say that I am outright done with this blog. I will continue to write on it and keep my readers informed of updates. Which, of course, brings me to some major news regarding an upcoming release. Yes, I do have news to get to after all…
I have a new book complete!
… Or should I say, a new rough draft.
The book is called Apex Predator and it already has cover art. Check it out here:
This is my first cover that is primarily text-based, rather that image/picture-based. Frankly, I find that it fits the tone/theme of the book well. I did play around with having images or art in it, but this simply worked much better.
Wondering what the book is about? Well, I’ve got you covered there! Keep reading for my draft of the official blurb:
“Author Andrew Gates’s first foray into the horror genre is a claustrophobic shock to all five senses.