Shouldn’t You Be Writing?


Just checking in with a quick summer update. Since the publication of SEABORNE, I have been pretty much M.I.A. in the world of social media. My Twitter, Facebook, blog post, and podcast productivity has suffered greatly, but with good reason! I’ve been writing. A new series idea grabbed hold of me back in May, and I have been working tirelessly on that. That’s the kind of writing I am supposed to be doing.

I have this picture of the Blues Brothers on my desktop. Every time I think about writing something other than a chapter in the new book, I imagine Jack and Elwood grilling me: “Don’t you have something more important to do right now?”

Message received, boys. Back to work I go.


12 thoughts on “Shouldn’t You Be Writing?

  1. Jordan Denney says:

    I was wondering if there would be anymore of the Jack Blank books, like when Jack is 20 or something?

  2. matt says:

    Funny you should ask. That same idea that grabbed me back in May could potentially cross-over w/ Jack’s world. Doesn’t have to, but it could definitely work… might be fun. I don’t know. I’d have to think about what age Jack would be. Probably shortly after the end of Jack Blank 3

    1. Me (I LOVE YOUR BOOKS) says:

      Yes please do it!!! also isn’t this blog post really old? Are you still doing the bog?

      1. matt says:

        It’s just not really old… it’s REALLY old. I know, I have been slacking. I will be adding new blog posts (and podcast eps!), again regularly this spring. Right now, I am racing to meet a deadline for SEABORNE 2, which got the green-light back in Sept. Almost done. It’s going to be really cool, and worth the wait, I promise. ;]

        1. Me (I LOVE YOUR BOOKS) says:

          Ok, thanks!

  3. Me (I LOVE YOUR BOOKS) says:

    Also don’t they need to pick a seventh person for the council? (If I remember correctly)…

  4. matt says:

    They absolutely do.

  5. DJ Lambert says:

    Please try to bring something from the Jack blank series. I loved that so much! I usually hate reading, but with the Jack blank books a whole new world was created for me. You are an awesome author. Please bring back Jack Blank.

    1. matt says:

      Thank you! I am writing something now that *could* cross-over with the Jack Blank universe (the Blankverse?). We’ll see. In the meantime, I have ideas for more Jack Blank stories, but I need to flesh them out into a big epic like the first 3 books. Ideas are the easy part. It’s the details… building them into stories with awesome new characters, big battles, and moments that matter that is hard. ;]

      1. Cam says:

        I hope this is still possibly!

        1. matt says:

          The book is definitely happening–summer 2019!

  6. Wyatt says:

    #Blankverse! xD

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