Just finished Chapter 8: Revenge from Above of Hell Holes 3: To Hell and Back. Tomorrow I start on Chapter 9: Escape from Hell. I already have the action blocked out, although I have to make some changes based on changes I made in chapter 8. Only two more chapters that I haven’t started yet to go and I’ll be ready for editing and beta readers.
I just finished my updates to Hell Holes: Demons on Dalton to make it consistent with the changes I made in the first book. I have submitted it to the printers/distributors and can finally get back to working on Hell Holes 3: To Hell and Back!
I just finished writing some more backstory for Aileen O’Shannon, the main character from whose point of view I am writing Hell Holes 3: To Hell and Back.
[WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!] I love the fact that beautiful, young Aileen is actually some seventeen hundred years old. That provides so many opportunities and locations for providing backstory via flashbacks. It also allows me to research interesting locales, such as the very top of the Paramount Building in the wee hours of December 3rd, 1926.
While watching the Olympics, I spent this evening blocking out the final four chapters of Hell Holes: To Hell And Back. I’m feeling pretty good about the basic plot and feel like it won’t need any big changes, just lots of additions.
The third book in the Hell Holes series introduces a lot of new military characters and heavily involves the new characters introduced in the last chapter of Hell Holes 2: Demons on the Dalton. I finally got around to fleshing out the back story of the new members of the Order. Over the next week, I plan to do the same for the new military characters. This will finally enable me to properly write their dialogues and mannerisms. The lack of this information has been part of my recent writer’s block, and I look forward to getting back to writing, especially because I recently worked out the background action of two of the chapters with Steve Beck, one of my military advisers.
Urban Fantasy? Science Fantasy? – 5 Stars
“A big surprise. Even though the premise is spelled out during the Prologue, what followed was consistently surprising, and constantly gripping. Furthermore, the underlying science that is described here is very well presented. Not overly didactic, but adding an interesting and useful dimension which helps add credibility to the story as a whole.
The book is short, which is probably my only gripe. I got ‘into’ it quickly, and I enjoyed my time in Firesmith’s world. I did not want to leave. Given that there appears to be more to follow, I have something to look forward to and will certainly keep an eye out for a sequel.
Urban Fantasy? Science Fantasy? I’m not sure how to label it. But whatever it is, I really got a kick out of it, and would happily come back for more. Recommended.”