by Steve Bivans
UPDATE!: Be a Hobbit is LIVE ON AMAZON for preordering! Release date is December 17th! Click the link and get your copy at a discount!
I just wanted to post something quickly this morning because it’s been awhile since I have, and I’m sure you’re all wondering where the hell I disappeared to.
It’s been a busy couple of months since the end of the Kickstarter campaign. The short answer to what I’ve been doing is WRITING! But there’s been much more than that. We also planned, and pulled off the first ever, Middle Earth Day on October 18th! Hope you celebrated where you are. We certainly had a blast here! You can see some photos on the Facebook page.
I’m rapidly closing in on the end of the book. It’s no longer a ‘little’ book about being a Hobbit. It will be over 400 pages in the paperback version! Little did I realize that there was so much to say, and quite frankly, I’ve not said enough on a lot of things, but there are other books to write, and read. I have tried to tackle, at least in brief, all the major problems that the Earth faces today. I’ve overlooked stuff, I’m sure, but I think all of the root causes are addressed. What’s amazing, is that the solutions aren’t complex at all; they’re quite simple, but bringing those to fruition? Very hard, but doable. We can do it, but we have to get started.
When will the damned book be out?
Very good question. I had hoped, again, to have it finished by today, Halloween. It’s not. I still have a couple of short chapters to write and then go back through again to clean things up before checking the formatting and all that fun stuff–which I’ve never done before. There’s a huge learning curve when writing, and self-publishing your first book, let me tell ya. But I’m learning it. It will be finished soon. Maybe it will be a Thanksgiving gift? I promise I’ll not sleep much till it’s done.
Pre-order the Book!?
I just found out today that I can upload the ‘nearly-finished’ book to Amazon, who will review it and allow people to pre-order it. This is part of that learning curve I mentioned. So when it’s available for pre-order, I’ll let you guys know: here, Facebook, and Twitter. I might be able to do that by the end of next week, or around the 7th of November. Keep your fingers crossed.
Thank you all for your support, and for your interest in the book. I will try to make it worth the wait.
Sincerely, Steve Bivans