• Travis Johnston

I've written two more novels

Hello to those who have read Orion or want to get around to reading books again--no sweat, I get it. I want to give you all an update.

It's been a while since I've publicly announced what's going on with me and my writing. Sometimes I forget that there might be some of you out there who'd like to know.

How could I forget to make announcements? Well, it's lost in translation between my many hats. Not just as father, provider, author, and husband. But just as an author I wear many hats.

For the last several months, I've been wearing the furious, focused writing hat. I finished my first adult, high fantasy novel called The Guardian of Magic. And I just barely completed the second draft of my middle-grade, urban fantasy novel called Book World.

And now I'm switching to my book salesman hat, trying to pitch these books to literary agents who will help hook me up with a publisher. So, sorry, but you won't be seeing these books for a while. Not until I land an agent... and who knows when that'll be.

But I just felt like letting everyone know that I haven't stopped writing, I haven't stopped pursuing my dream. In fact, the dream has developed over time. It's no longer some out there vision. Now it's become a lifestyle. Nearly every day I'm writing. And not just here and there as a hobby, but I typically put in about 20-30 hours a week while working a full-time sales job and providing for my wife who's at home with my two kids.

I know many of you have asked for the Orion sequel. I have held off on writing it for now because my primary goal is to land an agent and become a published author. Once I reach that milestone, then perhaps I will return to the Orion series and finish the trilogy. I hope you can understand. I certainly haven't forgotten about Michael, Ray, and Angela. They still have much to accomplish in the sequel. But it'll be a while before that story continues.

Most likely, the next book you'll see from me is which ever one ends up getting published by a publisher. Most people in the writing industry say authors typically don't get published until their sixth book. Well, I just finished my fifth. But, Brandon Sanderson was writing his 13th novel when he finally got published. So... who knows how long it'll take. If it takes me that long, then maybe I'll self publish The Guardian of Magic and Book World just for fun. Who knows. We'll see.

In the meantime, I plan to post updates more often. Thanks to all those who support me in my crazy dream to be an author. I really appreciate it.

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