Thursday, February 23, 2012

Almost There

Remember when you were a kid and Christmas just seemed years away, maybe even centuries? And the wait didn't seem shorter as the day grew closer. If anything, it seemed like it would never come. Then, bam, one day it was Christmas Eve. Yeah, waiting on book deal is a lot like that.

However, it is nearly Christmas Eve. Until everything is done, I can't say anything official. But I am really hoping by next week I can tell you some awesome news about Farworld. Thanks for hanging with me and have a great weekend!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hello, World!

Back in the days when I had aspirations of being a computer programmer, one of the first programs I learned to write for Windows was a program that simply said, "Hello world!" I thought that was kind of funny at the time. I mean who would ever need to write a program that would say hello to the whole world?

Now we do that all the time just by posting a blog. Kind of weird thinking that you are posting to the whole world. Or at least the part of it that reads your blog. Which is my way of saying, "Hello. I'm back. Sorry I've been gone for so long. But it's been a crazy few months."

I really am sorry. Just felt like for a while I didn't have much to say. I started up the Wordplay podcast. Hit the holidays. Got sidetracked. Spent a ton of time writing. But here I am. I hope of few of my friends are still out there.

But anyway, let's jump right into things. First, let's talk about my new Harper series, Case File 13. I am so excited about this series. Two of my favorite things are monster stories and making people laugh. Case File 13 has both of those and much more. i just got to see the cover for book One, Zombie Kid, and let me just say it is awesome! Can't wait to show it to you all. And hopefully I can soon. I don't have a firm date for Zombie Kid's release. It's definitely early 2013. But I should have more info for you soon.

Now on to Farworld. When last I wrote, I had to decided to self-publish the last three books. I promised you chapters and artwork. Then I suddenly went quiet. This was not because I had forgotten about you, my loyal Farworld readers, or the series. In fact I have a really cool color sketch of the Air Keep cover I am dying to show you. And the story is so cool. I promise that when you read the first couple of chapters you'll be going, "What?!! Is J Scott Savage crazy?!!"

And I will have chapters for you, very very soon. But a funny thing happened. I was invited to lunch by a man and a woman I admire very much. And they said something that changed my whole outlook on the series. I know I am being a total jerk here. But I can't say anything for a few more days. But if things work out, it will be awesome news for all fans of Farworld. I will freely admit I shed a few tears of joy when I heard the news. Then I started singing "Back in Black" so loud my wife told me to be quiet because people would call the police.

So trust me and hang in just a little while longer. I will share the news with you the moment it is final.

Lastly, I am doing a whole bunch of conferences over the next few months. Teen Boot Camp, Storymakers, Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers, Writing for Charity. I'll get links up by tomorrow. But you can Google them between now and then if you want.

In the mean time, know that I am writing my fingers off and counting the minutes until I can share chapters with you.