Right now, at the time of writing, I am 100% finished the book. It’s a weird feeling. Resolver took a crazy amount of time to finish. 4 years. It was a difficult book, which has no business being as good as it turned out. I am massively proud of it, especially when I look back at the circumstances around its creation.
It suffered from being the project that I started when I took on a new job. That job has been a dream come true and a massive challenge all in one. I’ve had more health issues in this time than I have in my entire life before that, too. The book suffered from sharing a lot of plot similarities with a big hit movie (Arrival) which required some significant re-writes. Over 100 pages of it were lost when my house was broken into and my computer was stolen. I’ve had one of my sons go from 1-year-old to 5, and another born and break into his terrible twos in that time. I’ve seen my eldest son finished many, many books of his own, at the age of 7, putting me to shame completely. I’ve also lost a couple of hundred hours to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in that time, too.
Resolver is a story about making a call. What do you do in a difficult situation? How do you react under pressure? When you see the impossible, when you’re faced with adversity, how do you respond?
For me, my life has completely transformed in many, many ways during the last 4 years. In ways I could never have imagined. This book was put on hold and delayed and left behind many times, but never left my thoughts. It survived so many knocks and came out the other end in amazing shape, as something that I am immensely proud to put out into the world. Already, from those who have read it, I know that Resolver will reflect the topsy-turvy process it endured, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I made a call. I chose to step out of my comfort zone and deliver a book that I would probably never have imagined writing 4 years ago. It is absolutely crazy, and I love every damn page of it.
I hope that you will take the time to read it, and enjoy it. Step into my mind for 337 pages and I promise you will not regret it. If you have been waiting the 3+ years since Tome was published, I thank you dearly for your patience, and I hope that this book pays it back with interest.
Here’s to another mental phase of writing on the next book, but maybe a little speedier this time…