12/09/2013

Book 3 Update

I'm chuckling today because everyone assumes that the Warm Bodies sequel is going to revolve around R and Julie having relationship problems. Like this story is about dating. Like there isn't a vast and utterly insane world around them waiting to be explored, survived, and saved. I'm so excited to burst your bubble.

Current progress: 170 pages.

Approximately 1/3 finished.

Yes, when I said this one's going to be "bigger" I wasn't just referring to its scope. Warm Bodies was petite. The New Hunger had an eating disorder. This one's gonna be curvy. But despite it being the length of a fantasy novel, I promise that less than 10% of it will be spent describing food and clothing and the carpet in every room.


You guys I'm so excited about this book. I will now run out of this coffee shop and high-five a stranger in the face.

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19 comments:

  1. Although a reference to R/Julie post-WB would be welcome, I quite like the idea that the story can move on from them now and we get to explore the big, bad, fucked up world as it heals. I'm looking forward to it!

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  2. The fact that I have NO IDEA what kind of madness this book will bring into the world is the best. The best. The end. Hope that stranger relished that high-five.

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  3. Thank goodness - to be honest (and Anon is always honest) whilst I enjoyed The New Hunger, I was left wanting more. It lacked depth and focussed on parts of the story which to me, felt unimportant. I wanted to see the emotional collapse of Julie's mum. I wanted to watch R losing his memories and his mind, and I wanted to get a real sense of Nora's grief and how she pieces herself back together. The New Hunger touched on all these things, but so lightly. Don't be a tease. Don't let your work be remembered only as a sappy love story - I can see that you have more in you than that.

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    1. The New Hunger was all about lightly touching on things. It's a novella, so it wasn't meant to have a big dramatic arc, just to offer a glimpse of how these things happened and to set the stage for things that are going to happen in the future. It's an interlude, meant to deepen the world and the characters before we plunge back into the main story.

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    2. You don't have to defend yourself, it's your work :). Some people love being teased, it makes them eager to read more. I don't - I get all grumpy and irritable. Short stories and novellas can and should feel complete, regardless of size. Having said all of this don't get the idea that i didn't enjoy reading it, I really did! If i hadn't I wouldn't be following your blog. Im looking forward to book three :).

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  4. As much as I really enjoy Warm Bodies and The New Hunger... I really do enjoy your blogging as well!
    You rock Isaac. Go high-five those strangers in the face! :D

    - Best regards from Denmark!

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  5. I'm super excited! Thanks for the update. :) I will definitely be buying a physical copy of this one.

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  6. glad to know that besides being a writer, you are crazy and you get so excited about telling everyone else all the crazy stuff that happen inside your mind... makes me feel not so alone... I'd high five everyone too if I'd knew they were going to read my shit... for now, I write to myself only... my folks are not that into reading... hugs and keep up with the awesome work... too lazy for capitals now... Marie Jo

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  7. I hope R and Julie are still a big part of the book to be honest. Anyway sounds exciting.

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  8. Yes, when I said this one's going to be "bigger" I wasn't just referring to its scope. Warm Bodies was petite. The New Hunger had an eating disorder. This one's gonna be curvy. <----- How perfect was the aforementioned description! I am so glad that it is about the interesting universe that you created. R's narrative kicked the door of possibility wide open. I am so excited for you!

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  10. I am really excited to read it! My expectations are high, but I am confident you will not only meet, but exceed them! I feel like I have gotten to know 'R' and Julie, pretty well. Now I want to get to know them better. I also want to know what is up with the sun-yellow eyes? Man, that is WEIRD!

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  11. I hope things are still going well for you. Saving the world can be a scary proposition, i suppose. And confusing. Luckily R found Julie (or did Julie find R?). She's a good one, no doubt about it. She's a good girl. Honestly, I think R will royally screw things up on occasion while learning to be alive again, as well-intentioned as he is. Somehow though, I believe they'll actually come thru in the best possible way.
    It seems to me you've really taken on something enormous in writing a sequel. I hope you receive all the inspiration in the universe and even more if that's possible, even if in the end things don't turn out how I have hoped.
    I'll be passionately anticipating the release. Thanks for what you are doing. I know it can't be easy. It means a lot to me that you would take this on. It really does.
    That is all. I bid you adieu

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  12. Prepping myself for the awesomeness of your zombie world, and looking forward to seeing R in action again! >__<

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  13. Warm bodies is the only book I have ever read that I couldn't stop reading. I normally don't enjoy reading but after I saw the film I thought I'd give the book a go and bought it. I ended up reading it in two days (That's really fast for me) And I really enjoyed the whole book. Since reading that in August I managed to stop myself reading the prequel online and got the hard copy for my birthday. I finished that in one day. Since then I've really got into reading and it's helping allot with my dyslexia. I really can't wait for this book and I love reading your work.
    Thanks for writing such amazing stories xx

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  14. I'm absolutely thrilled. Can't wait for you to release this new content. Keep up the stellar work.

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  15. 500 pages in the sequel of this amazing story??... Oh, please, give me a sec...

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