We’re now two weeks and three chapters into Slow & Steady.
It’s a good time for another Q&A, yes?
Q: So, Bex, how are things going with the serial?
A: Great. I think. I’m pretty sure… I mean, I’m a writing turtle, so I am incredibly thrilled that I have three whole chapters of Slow & Steady completed since this all started about two weeks ago.
Q: You still sound a bit uncertain.
A: Well, yeah. I’m averaging one scene a day, and that includes posting it. The story is coming to me faster now, so I’m thinking I’ll try to spend two to three days writing. On the fourth day I’ll post, and hopefully I’ll get two or three chapters done a week.
Q: Wow! That’s great! How many chapters do you plan to write?
Q: In your latest chapter, you’ve threaded quite a bit in there…
A: I hear ya. I’m kinda concerned as well. But at the same time, I am very excited to explore those threads. (Sorry for the vagueness. Doing my best to not inadvertently drop any spoilers.) What I can say, is that I have a plan. All of those threads have been plotted, and (fingers crossed) none will be left hanging open at the end.
Q: Speaking of the end, will there be more books in this world?
A: Today’s answer is yes. I’m having fun. These characters are getting me to the page each day, which was my ultimate goal. I have plans for two more Akupara books, with a possible third, making the series four books in total.
Q: Awesome. Glad you’re having fun and planning more books. But…
A: Oh. Him.
Q: Yes HIM! You haven’t forgotten about him, have you? We’ve not forgotten about him!
A: I have not forgotten about Dius. His book is coming. Writing Slow & Steady is my way of coping with the stress and anxiety of social distancing and quarantining. As things continue to develop locally and world-wide, I will re-examine and adjust. Perhaps I’ll pick up Culler sooner than expect. Perhaps I’ll power through all three/four books of Slow & Steady. But my goals are still the same: 99.9% my family, 0.1% having fun with whatever it is that I’m writing.
Q: Well. Okay, then. Just wanted to make sure. We love Dius. Kinda started to wonder if you love him, too…
A: I do love him! And it’s so touching how many people have enjoyed his character and want to read his story. Thank you, so much, for expressing your love for this character!
So, for all you Dius fans, read on for an excerpt…