View Full Version : Handed in my second novel - yay!

07-31-2005, 06:53 PM
Hal Spacejock book one comes out in 4-5 weeks, and initial feedback from my publisher is that it's doing well with distributors and book stores.

I just handed in the final draft of book two, and my editor wrote to say she's loving it. That one's coming out April 2006.

Finally, I'm currently putting the finishing touches to Hal Spacejock book three, months ahead of schedule. It's the final book covered by my contract, and will be released in September 2006.

It's taken me ten years of hard slog to get to this stage - the next five or six weeks are going to be an agony of waiting. Will it sell? Be ignored? Hit the bestseller lists? (as if!) I'm not sure whether to disconnect from the 'net and play PC games for 2 months, or whether to sit here 24/7 waiting for updates. Probably a bit of each...


07-31-2005, 07:27 PM
Congrats! :banana:

I can only imagine how excited (and anxious) you must be. Taking a break might not be such a bad idea, but the question is: can you really disconnect from the 'net?

07-31-2005, 08:40 PM
Congratulations! Good Luck !

07-31-2005, 08:43 PM
Congratulations - run through Half-Life 2 again!

08-01-2005, 06:33 AM
This is awesome!! I hope you get a wonderful reception for the first and all of the books!

08-01-2005, 08:16 AM

08-12-2005, 05:57 AM
Congrats Simon! Way To Go! :Clap:

08-12-2005, 06:02 AM


08-13-2005, 01:38 PM
I've got a lot of sci-fi humor in mine too--Planet Janitor, Custodian of the stars.

Congrats and will look forward to Hal SpaceJock


08-13-2005, 01:56 PM
Thanks for all the messages, much appreciated. I found out on Thursday when the book launch is, although I suspect most of you are on the other side of the planet ;-) (I live in Australia.)

Anyway, it's going to be at a local Dymocks branch on the 31st August, and they're already cranking up the publicity machine. I'm going to do my bit as well, because the last thing any writer wants is three family members and a stray passerby at their book launch.