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.
All three of C. W. Schultz’s novels (Yeval, The Pack and Jill) will be available on the upcoming Kindle Matchbook. The release of the Matchbook in October 2013 will allow you to buy Kindle editions of your print-editions for only up to $2.99. Some of the thousands of books available for Matchbook are even cheaper than $2.99, including Schultz’s three novels, which will be available on Matchbook for free.
Please keep in mind, this is not a giveaway; Matchbook allows you to get Kindle Editions of paper-edition books you already own at a discounted rate. Kindle editions of Yeval, The Pack and Jill are still available for less than $8.00, and Paperbacks are available for less than $13.00.
Schultz has annouced that he has started work on his fourth novel, but is taking his “sweet time with it”. While he expects it to be out sooner, he said it shouldn’t be released any later than 2016.
It should be noted that Schultz is working on other projects, which is why his fourth novel is not expected to be done sooner.
At this point, he is unwilling to give such details as the title, the plot or a specific genre. He did say that despite his creativity expanding into children’s literature, “Just like with Yeval, The Pack and Jill, novel four will definitely NOT be for children!”
April is Men in Horror Month, and Sirens Call Publications’s upcoming eighth issue will be dedicated to it, including an ad for C. W. Schultz’s latest novel Jill and the premiere of his short-story entitled The Stairwell. Schultz reports that The Stairwell was originally a short-script entitled Echo with Laughter. If you like C. W. Schultz’s work, then you might like what Sirens Call Publications has to offer. Check ’em out!
It has also been made an official that Schultz is working on a children’s story that is planned to be the first of an ongoing series. All he will say about it is:
Yes, it’s true. Geez, what has the world come to.
It should be noted that this is not an indication that he is moving all his work into lighter territory. If you will look at the banner at the top of the page and if you have reviewed Schultz’s bibliography, you will notice that he has an interest in exploring many different styles of writing—or, as he prefers it, “storytelling”.
Stay tuned for an official release date of Issue #08 – Men in Horror.