The first time is always the hardest. 

You would be surprised at how universal that philosophy is and how true it is.
Imagine the first day in the gym? It’s the hardest.
Imagine the first day on the job? Always the hardest. Well it’s debatable, but true for most.
Imagine trying to do something for the first time and it is hard, but then the second time around its smooth sail.
That’s how this feels so far. 
So I’m trying not to waste too much free time on video games (the division) or catching up on tv shows (expanse, arrow, limitless, billions, colony, etc.) and have been quickly planning out book 2.
Man, it’s easy. 
While writing book 1 (which I’m finishing up) I was mentally preparing myself for the rest of the series, while also planning some other fun novels. So now that I’m planning it out, it’s flowing smoothly and I am having too much fun doing it.
In the days to come you will be kept updated as best as I can. It’s often hard to know what to write, but I’m pretty efficient at getting the information out there. 
-Hawkes

Nearing the end! A quick up date from me to you. 

Yes, it has been a long time.
Let’s be honest, I just didn’t have it in me to post about my story constantly until REAL progress was made. This feeling carried over into posting anything at all. I created this to share my stories and since I haven’t had any new stories coming out it has been kind of collecting dust. 
No, no, no, unfortunately I’m not quite finished with my book just it yet, but consider this a minor reminder to you all and to me that there are big things to come! Much sooner than I accepted. 
As of now I’m over 112,000 words deep into book one.
Book two has fortunately been in the planning stage, outline, timelines, plot lines for each character. The works. I balance this in rather well and over the past days I’ve been making progress that I procrastinated on making earlier.
To top all of this off I have 3 other novels in the “idea making” stage and will probably keep those locked up until I’m done with book 2.