Well, I finally got an angry email about Third Shift. A reader has threatened to leave me for another writer. From what I hear, D.J. Molles’s The Remaining series is equally as good as Wool and ShiftYou all might want to check them out. (I am!)


The word counters, sadly, only show the progress of my first draft. Hence this update. I am a third of the way through my final revision before the manuscript goes out to editors and beta readers. I expect to be done by Monday (working through the weekend). Once I get back the suggestions and corrections, I’ll incorporate those and be ready to publish. The version you all get from me will then be cleaned up even further for the UK and US releases from Random House and Simon and Schuster, so feel free to wait for these superior versions (I would!)


Cool, you clicked after the break! Okay, the plan is to have Third Shift out by the end of January. And if you all knew what my days were like right now, you’d be impressed. I sure am. Impressed and terrified. And now for those of you who clicked through, here’s a peek at the cover for Third Shift. I think it’s Mike Tabor’s best work yet:



Click here to see the full spread! (The back is just as purty!)

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message 1: by Shawn (new)

Shawn Very awesome! Good luck fitting "real life" into your between moments. Cheers!


message 2: by Holly (new)

Holly How does one get to be a Hugh Howey "beta reader". Cuz I'm available *shuffles feet*


message 3: by Monique (new)

Monique DJ Molles books are really good, but not as good as Wool.


message 4: by Bill (new)

Bill You and Molles are excellent storytellers - but it would be apples to oranges. Or, better yet: choosing your favorite child. No brainer; I love you both!


message 5: by Dave (last edited Jan 13, 2013 04:49PM) (new)

Dave a) What Holly said. Lemme read lemme read lemme read;

b) Is that Donald on the cover, or Solo?


message 6: by Hugh (new)

Hugh Howey Dave: You'll have to read to find out! :)


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