Thanks to everyone who posted a name for the sequel. Here’s what I have:
Redaction: Hope for Humanity (Michael Fisher)
Walk of the 0.1% (Nancy)
Redaction: The Melt Down (Dian)
Thanks to your help, all three will of you will receive a copy of the ebook a week before it gets published. And I think I’m going to base the titles on your suggestions.
Now, for the update. The first Redaction book has been sent to my military friends to make sure I cleaned up the boo-boos I’d originally made regarding the saluting and sirring. I’ve added 5K words to the newest version but some of the smallest changes relate to the new book.
And speaking of the sequel…
I’ve added one brand new character, Audrey Silvester to the cast. She and the people with her will be left behind when the military bugs out. We’ll follow her path because she’s with the group that will be important in the 4th book (set 100 years in the future). She’ll add another dimension to the survival layer.
Plus, she’ll mix it up with Trent.
As for the next big change, I’ll be entering the point of view of either Falcon or Papa Rose to tell another part of the story. They’ll volunteer to keep the nuclear rods under water to buy time for Manny, Mavis, David, Sunnie and Trent, plus the other survivors to get to (relative) safety.
I debated whether to add the new characters as my personal preference is to limit the number to a handful but each of the new ones represent a different part of the story that must be told.
Once I get the comments back from my Army vets, I will make the recommended changes and while it’s off to the editor, I’ll post the last 4 chapters of Redaction on my blog hopefully beginning the 16th. These are the chapters where the most significant changes have been made (and one is brand spanking new).
Then I’ll begin posting the chapters from the sequel.
And if I can find the widget, I’ll have a page counter so you can see where I am in writing the new book.