I can't believe it's been over two years since we last published a part of Meet Me At The Falls (Part 3 - Submersion). But yes, sadly, it has been. John, Ben and myself have not been sitting idly all these months — we've been hard at work. Many writing sessions. Phone calls. Skype discussions. Revisions. Edits. Whiskey. All that and more were required to get this dang part down on paper. It is the longest and most complex yet. To make a very fair and balanced comparison, it is longer than The Great Gatsby.
"Why did it take so long?" you ask.
Well, John wrote a wonderful afterword for Part 4 which chronicles his writing process and challenges faced along the way so I will leave most of the answer for our intrepid readers. He, in particular, had an incredibly difficult swatch of story to tackle which wove together plot, character and conspiracy threads for Alan's story in ways we didn't initially conceive. It was a grueling revision process, but in the end John honed it down to finely chiseled marble statue. He's Michelangelo with a pen.
In Part 4, ominously titled "Immolation," the series takes a turn for the dark and dire as all the Murphy family's fears begin coming true. It has moments of beauty and desperation, life and loss, and of all the writing we've done for the series, I am the most proud of what Ben, John and I have put down for Part 4.
For those readers still with us on this long journey, or new ones who have just found the path, I hope you enjoy Meet Me At The Falls (Part 4 - Immolation), available now on Amazon.