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February Update – Nuzzling The Grindstone

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It’s been quiet around here lately what with me busy pressing my nose against the grindstone of my latest manuscript. I finished off the third draft a few days ago, and it’s a relief to put the most difficult draft behind me and give my face a brief rest. There’s nothing like seeing actual measurable progress on such a massive project.

I feel a little bad about neglecting my blog in the meantime, but I set myself the lofty goal of releasing four books this year, and I’m already a little behind schedule. I don’t want to post crap here just for the sake of it (he writes unironically in a post with zero substance), and I’m sure whoever reads my blog can survive with a little less of my rambling in their life. At least for a while anyway.

My plan now is to step away from my manuscript for a couple of weeks (I had hoped for longer, but deadlines) and work on something else for a while, then I’ll come back with a bit more perspective and finish the final draft. Which means hopefully by the end of March, I’ll have Solace Within, the shiny sequel to my first novel, sitting up there on Amazon’s kindle store for everyone far and wide to admire, or more accurately, quickly forget as it slides into the abyss to be buried under the never-ending cascade of paranormal romance. Still, getting a body of finished work out there is my sole focus this year. I can worry about sales later.

So that’s a quick update on my progress. Hopefully I’ll find time to post something interesting around here soon, but for the meantime, it’s back to nuzzling the grindstone.


Photo by Dave Ruark licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

Forged In The Dawn, Free This Weekend

Looking for a free book to try? My novel Forged in the Dawn is currently free this weekend on Amazon Kindle. You can pick up your free copy here, for free.

forged_in_the_dawn_cover_1562_2500Here’s what some people have been saying on the Amazon reviews:

“This is a different kind of post-apocalyptic story; character driven, well-paced and with a style of writing reminiscent of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. I can thoroughly recommend.”

“The author’s strong narrative prose paints a vivid image of the post-apocalyptic world he has created, and brings his characters to life in a way that pulls you into their trials and triumphs, and makes you feel their emotions keenly.”

“The book is fast paced, and the story is gripping – meaning it’s often a hard book to put down! A fantastic read, and highly recommended.”

I hope you enjoy the free book, and if you give it a read then please feel free to leave an honest review on Amazon to let me know what you thought. If you would like to know a bit more about my writing, you can check out the ten things I learned writing a novel, discover the inspirations behind the book, or read about my decision to self-publish. You can also follow my progress writing the sequel on my current projects page.

(Side note: Isn’t it weird when you repeat a word too many times and it starts to look made-up? Freeeeeeeeee).


Forged in the Dawn Copyright © 2016 Gavin Zanker

Forged In The Dawn Free For One More Day

Today is the last chance to pick up a free copy of my novel Forged in the Dawn on Amazon Kindle. You can grab your copy at the store page here.

forged_in_the_dawn_cover_1562_2500Here’s what some people have been saying on the Amazon reviews:

Great read. If you liked The Dark Tower, you’ll like this.”

“I really enjoyed Forged in the Dawn, and I can’t wait to see where the next book takes the hero / anti-hero Aiden Fielding. He’s a man on a mission, driven by a need to make his world right, haunted by a past he can’t escape and with the odds continually stacked against him – at times he is tantalisingly close to achieving his goals, but will that help him, or will it just push him further into darkness?”

“The author’s strong narrative prose paints a vivid image of the post-apocalyptic world he has created, and brings his characters to life in a way that pulls you into their trials and triumphs, and makes you feel their emotions keenly. The cast of characters we find throughout highlight a very human struggle, not just to survive, but to reconcile our inner demons and the better angels of our nature.”

I hope you enjoy the book, and if you give it a read then please feel free to leave an honest review on Amazon to let me know what you thought. If you would like to know more, you can check out the ten things I learned writing a novel, discover the inspirations behind the book, or read about my decision to self-publish.


Forged in the Dawn Copyright © 2016 Gavin Zanker