I really don’t know how to do this, but I’m going to try. I’ll use that evergreen cliché: There is good news, and there’s the bad news. I know the one you want first, so here is it: The bad news is that I won’t be continuing with the series Two Lives And A Soul on this blog, or any other. It’s painful. And I hate myself for it. But the good news is the reason I have to discontinue it.
My publishing team finally got to read the entire script of the series, and they loved it like hot dog. They would love to publish it in the nearest future, but advised that I had to stop blogging it if that can be achieved. Actually, it was more of an order, than a request.
Truth is that Two Lives And A Soul wasn’t intended to be this long, but you know what happens when characters begin to have minds of their own, and all you can do as a writer is to document what you see, or what you are told. I just kept writing, and writing, and ‘like play like play’, it’s been about a year since we started the story.
You guys have been amazing! You are one of the most curious and somehow ‘impatient’ readers I have ever met. You guys fueled the enthusiasm I needed as a writer to create those plots in the series. I really do appreciate. Tell you a secret? The end of the story isn’t as convoluted as the story itself, but the end will kill you. So why die now when you can die later.
Two Lives And A Soul will be rewritten, professionally edited, and published in paperback, but I want to dedicate the story to every reader on this blog. I mean, I want to put your names on the first page of the book. Maybe the first 100 names we get on my mail. This is just a way of appreciating you all, because somehow we wrote the story together.
To the bloggers who made this possible, you guys are incredible, and I am honored for the platter. Sally, Gboyega, Walter, Ogechi, Connected Lagos, Tatafo, I’m immensely grateful to you all.
My debut novel, Night of a Red Moon will be out before the end of this year, and I’m not sure you’ve seen anything like it before. I kid you not. We’ll keep you posted. It will be followed by Two Lives And A Soul, then Dead Man’s Messenger, then Sons of Thunder, then God The Brother. Maybe Life of a Barrack Boy (short stories) will be revisited. There are about eight novels (all > 100,000 words) already waiting to be published, just so you know we aren’t here to play.
On behalf of my family, I say merci, gracias, thank you!
For life and fiction.