Saturday, January 08, 2011

The Sacred Band

I should tell you something...

It's about Acacia 3...

Yesterday was my deadline for submitting the finished manuscript to my editor. It's now fair for you to ask me if... I... actually... finished... the... damn... thing...

My answer...


(Did you hear that? I kinda whispered it. I'll try again...)


(Did I just say that? I'm giving myself goosebumps...)


It's done.

Now... (deep breath) ...this doesn't mean it'll be smooth sailing from here. My editor needs to dig in fully and then I'll have to respond to his editorial suggestions. I'm hoping that he'll find I've written a large, detailed, well-paced conclusion to the whole story. I think I did, but I won't know for sure until... Well, until I know for sure. I will let you know what that confirmation comes through.

I also can't say for certain that this title will stick, but at the moment we're calling the book...

The Sacred Band: Book Three of the Acacia Trilogy

How's that sound?

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Blogger Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

Congrats! Always an incredible feeling, isn't it?

4:33 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...


5:57 PM  
Blogger Jamey Stegmaier said...

It sounds awesome! Looking forward to reading it. I was just recommending the series to a date the other night (for some reason I'm hesitant to recommend fantasy on a first date, but she took it well!)

7:43 PM  
Blogger Laughton and Patricia Johnston said...

Well done David! Is it a clear blue sky?

4:07 AM  
Blogger Sebert said...

So far 2011 certainly fails to disappoint !

10:12 AM  
Blogger Todd said...

Congrats! I bet it's a great feeling. Can't wait to read it!

9:48 PM  
Anonymous LJ said...

I can't wait to read it. So far your story telling has been gripping. My buddies and me have been buzzing with excitement for the conclusion.

7:23 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Fantastic news, David! You are one hard-working man! Can't wait to read it! Many congrats, and hope you get some decompression time now.

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YAH!!! Congrats David. Thrilled to hear it. I just finished THE OTHER LANDS last night and it was amazing. I loved it.I cant wait for the final installment. No matter what the title ends up being you can rest assured I am buying one as soon as it hits the shelves. Thanks for the hard work and the great story.


11:26 PM  
Anonymous SarahT said...

Terrific news, and the title sounds intriguing! I am REALLY looking forward to reading it. Also anticipating re-reading WAR WITH THE MEIN and OTHER LANDS beforehand as a refresher. Two of the very best books I've read in the last couple of years!

2:12 AM  
Blogger The Fighting Polak said...

Great news to hear, David. I've really enjoyed your writing -- especially the first Acacia novel -- and I'm eagerly looking forward to finishing up the saga.

7:36 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Thanks Everyone!

It's a great pleasure to hear your kind words. Makes it all worthwhile!


11:05 PM  
Blogger orea said...

I am so happy! I hate asking you "when is it going to be done?" What a great way to start a new year.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous jdepalma13 said...

Great news. Can't wait to read the final installment!!

8:29 AM  
Blogger jensc00t said...

Yay! I'll have to back and read the other two again. It's books like yours that make me miss working at Vertigo Books. I could hand sell the heck out of this series. Alas, I resort to loitering in libraries and hand "selling" to confused patrons there.

9:49 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Greyweather said...

Most excellent news! I just heard about this and it has made my day.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Sharla said...

I'm very excited to hear this news. Congratulations! The characters are floating around in my head all with unfinished business. I look forward to your next release.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing. Thats what I said about your first two books and im sure this will be the same. I very rarely buy fantasy books for my personal collection. The whole series is going my self. The moment I finished the second book I was itching for the third. Cant wait to pick this one up!

12:32 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Terrific. I can say with confidence that some of that "unfinished business" gets wrapped up in this third book. Most of it, really, though one always wonders about what happens after that last page...


11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read the last part of this fantastic trilogy. Congrats from France.

7:17 AM  

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