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The Tears of an Author for a Finished Book!


Writing books can be an emotionally draining experience. With all that has been going on in our life this year, we've hardly had time to properly celebrate the most exciting news of all. As of last Friday (April 30) at 9 minutes before midnight, Hunter Brown Book 3 was officially sent off to the editor. Hip, hip, hooray!

Early response from our publisher is that this is our best work yet.

The book sits at 110,000 words long and is by far my most personal of the three books. I found myself crying as we wrote the final scenes. At first I thought perhaps it was from fatigue or heightened emotions, so I decided to test it out on someone else. I called Allan on the phone and read the sequence to him. After I finished, there was a long pause on the other end of the line. It was so long, in fact, that I thought our cell phone had dropped its connection.

"Allan, are you still there? What did you think?" I asked hopefully. More silence. The realization that I had likely wasted my breath reading the chapter aloud to myself began to set in. Before I could curse the airwaves and hang up, Allan's quiet voice broke the silence.

"Yeah, I'm here," Allan replied. "I just...I'm choked up. That was really powerful."

I couldn't help but smile.

Somehow, through the magic art of story, our characters had become so much more than just words on the page, they began to live in us. Hearing the scene unfold stirred deep emotions in our soul and made us long for the goodness that we have written about. It was an amazing experience and one I can't wait to share with you, our faithful readers.

The book has been given a final title: Hunter Brown and the Eye of Ends! Below is a synopsis and mock book-cover design. We'll post up design progress on the book cover as its made.

In Hunter Brown and The Eye of Ends, the heart-pounding conclusion of Hunter's previous adventures begins with an even bigger surprise—his memory is gone. With no knowledge of his last visit to Solandria, Hunter must fight to piece together the growing puzzle of his past under the constant surveillance of an intimidating detective, who is more than what he seems. But what begins as a harmless search for memories quickly leads him into a deadly hunt for his missing father and a lost relic said to predict the story's end. Answers lie in the Eye of Ends, but one question remains: can the Eye be trusted? Will Hunter succeed in finding his father, or will the mysterious Watcher erase everything Hunter has fought for and everyone he loves, before the final page is turned?

11 comments:

Storyteller

WAHOOOO!!!!!!! *dances around* That's awesome!!! Well done! I can hardly wait to read it. I'll probably cry too. :)

Nisly_Family

Fantastic! I was wondering what the next book was going to be and what the title is and all that. I can't wait to read it!

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Manthasds

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! So excited. This next one looks AMAZING!!! Like more amazing than the other 2!!! Cant wait.

Redwallgirl

*is trying not to hyperventilate* WOOT! A summary! And the cover! *begins to throw a huge party*

spencer jay (six-pack-mac)

I've already done my freaking out but who cares!!!! I'll do it anyway!! *becomes superman* AKA SUPERMAN!!!..................................BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHHHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *COUGH COUGH*

spencer jay (six-pack-mac)

BUT!.... is it the last book? :) or :(

spencer jay (six-pack-mac

I've already done my freking out but who CARES!... ILL DO IT ANYWAYS!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.... *AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA GOES ON FOR A MILLION YEARS* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOO!!! *becomes superold guy feeling great* rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm.... *old guy flies by*.

spencer jay (six-pack-mac

(O)_(O) :D *dies in eace and laughter in excitement because its done and it made me happy and........... XD ......................... because.....*

Anonymous

I am looking forward to reading another enticing story in this series. I loved the first two, i just hope it isn't a sad ending... I really luv these books! Keep writing Miller Bros!!!

Anonymous

Dear Miller Brothers... Your books are so-so-so-so-so-sosososososo amazing!!!! My friend Christa and I read them all, and they were soooo good! I don't know if you remember but when you came to C.O'O.P 4 homeschoolers, you met my best friend, and she still has the book you guys signed for her!!! I hope I get to meet you guys some day... Your detail is so amazing, and you guys have truly God given talent! We love you and I hope we can meet you!!!!!! ~C<J<S Teen writer