Second, a longtime friend who has spent considerable time in the bookstore industry wrote a review on Goodreads. While I believe it is impossible for any person to be completely unbiased in their review when they know the author, this is a person whose opinion and expertise in this field I greatly respect. This review was also quite positive on Image.
Finally, after many positive discussions, great reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and this blog post, I had a thought provoking discussion with my story advisor (my wife). And we came to the conclusion that while the story I was currently working on conveys a much needed message, it would not be fair to my readers to come out next with a book that was not the anticipated sequel to Image. I also believe that from a purely business perspective, it really makes the most sense to follow up the well received story of Image with its sequel.
So, I have set aside my current Work In Progress (WIP) to start work on the sequel. I'm excited to say that this weekend allowed me to get a great start on the next book in the Image series. As always, you can see some snippets from my writing at #WritingExcerpts on Twitter, or in the feed to the right of this blog.
Have you read In The Image of Man? If so, I'd love to hear from you. Also, please stop by Amazon and write a review. Basically, say what you liked, or didn't, about the book. Good reviews really can help the sales of a book, especially for a new author like myself.
'Till next time!