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Quick update. C. W. Schultz has reported that the first draft of his fourth book, A Book About a Film, is complete, and it will now be going through some more drafts and revisions before publication. This is exciting news, as we are one step closer to A Book About a Film‘s release. Stay tuned for more updates.
C. W. Schultz opens up a little more about his fourth novel A Book About a Film:
I reached a 55,600 word-count today. That’s officially longer than Yeval, which I believe is just around 55,000 words. Now, higher word-count does not mean higher quality. No! But the fact that I have a published book shorter than the one I’m currently working on really puts into perspective the fact that A Book About a Film is really happening, and that makes me very excited! There were a lot of projects up my sleeve at the time I started A Book About a Film, and I honestly didn’t know if I was going to follow through with it or if I was going to cancel it or if I was going to get sidetracked or whatever. The get-go on this book was definitely my most difficult. I had three false-starts, starting a new version from scratch almost every eight weeks, before I actually reached this point-of-no-return, and I’m just thrilled to let the world see it within, hopefully, the next year or so.
Cool stuff. Stay tuned for more!
Schultz says that A Book About a Film, the title of his upcoming fourth novel that was announced on February 2nd, 2014, will be around 65,000 words (which, to give some context, is about 10,000 words more than his debut novel Yeval) and that he is over 2/3 of the way done with his first draft. Rest assured, there will be more frequent website updates in the near future; but remember what Schultz said when he finished the first draft of his third novel Jill:
Now the hard part… editing!
At long last, something for readers to keep their beaks wet! A Book About a Film is the title of Schultz’s fourth novel and is planned to be released in mid-2015. Schultz claims that it took him almost six months and at least three false-starts in order to get the book officially “rolling”. No plot has been released, but he explained that it will involve a lost film and a secret society, and went on to say: “I don’t want to piss people off… but, sometimes controversy is necessary.”
As reported in April 2013, an unrelated children’s book and a potential series is in the works. Title and plot have not yet been revealed, but updates are expected in the next few months.
The Late Sorry is still at a standstill, with Schultz reporting last October that he obtained all footage for the film and is planning on taking up some editing responsibilities so it gets released. Most recently, he said he hopes to start looking at footage and experimenting with some things in the spring.
Short-stories are still being written periodically. Schultz says once he has “an amount the size of a novel” he will release them in a collection. The slow process is the result of the nature of short-story writing, which relies on numerous submissions to journals, magazines presses, etc. The Stairwell, released in April 2013, is available in Issue #08 – Men in Horror at Sirens Call Publications. Another one entitled Bluey is being actively submitted, and Schultz plans on writing two more before the spring.