Well, folks, I just wrapped up the second book in the Zompoc Survivor series. It’s in the hands of the editor, and I’ll also be sending it to my tech folks for double checking as well. Almost a month and a half after the deadline I’d set for myself, but I’m still pretty pleased. Five months to write a novel is still pretty impressive (if you’re me). For the next few days, no more staying up until 4 AM unless I want to.
Anyway, some fun facts about ZS: 2. It’s longer than ZS: Exodus… about 20% longer. ZS:E was just under 70K words long, ZS:2 weighed in at 86K. That should add a little more than 30 pages to the print copies. But, good news: I’m not raising the price.
I’ve been calling this one ZS: Odyssey, but the more I worked on it, the more it didn’t seem to fit this book. Maybe the next one. I’m giving some thought to it, but I think I have a theme for the Zompoc Survivor series, where the individual book title is derived from one of the classics. Since I started with Exodus, and I plan on using Odyssey, I figure why not stick with what worked?
We’ll learn a little more about the Asura virus in this book, and find connections from some of the things in the first book, as well as we’ll learn a little more about Dave and his eventual role in things. Plus, of course, new zombies, new gear and new survival tricks. And, as always lots of action and zombie killing.
But, of course, the best part? The wait is almost over for the second book in the Zompoc Survivor series.