Pathways of the Dead Winter 2014 Tour: Day 5 and Weekly Status

Welcome back to the Pathways of the Dead blog tour. Today, we have Day 5 and an interesting interview with Nicky Peacock.  Here’s an excerpt:

 I’m all about characters. Don’t get me wrong, situations can be interesting, and I enjoy scenarios that are like puzzles, difficult to solve but rewarding in the end. Still, I keep coming back to those crazy, weird characters. There’s nothing like connecting with a good character and telling his or her unique story. They are the reason I keep on writing.

If you’re interested, hop over to the post and show that blog some love. Go on, do it!

Oh, and did I mention that you can win a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book? Yeah, you can enter on each of the stops over the next two weeks. I plan to post and provide a link to the differing sites each day, so make sure you hop over and enter for your chance to win.

All right, and with the daily update posted, let’s talk business. It’s actually been a very busy couple of weeks. In addition to starting a new day job, I’ve been cranking out these guest posts on a near-daily basis. It’s required some real self-examination and examination of the Among the Dead series and is getting me pumped to finish the first draft of City of the Dead, which I am hoping to do this Summer.

In the meantime, I’ve made some real progress on Chapter 13 of the sex addict novel; this chapter shows us his darker side, which works well as it’s book-ended by some very sweet scenes. The goal is to present the guy as both good and evil, dark and light, encompassing the best and worst of human behavior. Like most of us. Also took Chapter 5 and a brand-new Chapter 6 to my critique group last Sunday and it did fairly well. As expected, 5 came out a little better, as 6 was still a rough draft. They gave me a lot of great ideas for updating things, including one that I think will bring some gravitas to the whole book.

Oh, and that suggestion also led to the new title (hopefully the final one) for the book: Came to Believe. It’s a sort of double-entendre, both a sexual reference and a reference to the recovery process through the 12 Steps. I’m quite pleased with it, actually.

That’s it for this week. Work continues, and I’m hitting those word counts again. Just need to keep on with what I’m doing for now.

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