I just posted the second chapter of Exile to the queue. I must say that there have been a LOT of people upset with me over the end of Book 1 and the lack of quick resolution in chapter 1 of Exile. I'd like to take a quick minute to explain.
The story is told from Matt's point of view. The breakup came out of nowhere for him. He had no idea it was coming and no idea what caused it. Chapter 1 of Exile happens six weeks after that day and n one's talking. He's a virtual outcast. We all remember high school. When the rumor's about you, people stop talking when you come down the hall. They turn and stare, but no one wants to be the one to tell you what everyone's saying about you. This is what's been going on in Matt's life. I didn't detail those six weeks, because you guys would literally have come to my house and beaten me with pipes for boring the shit out of you (rightly so). As of Chapter 1, he's still been unsuccessful in getting anyone to talk. Chapter 2 gives some answers, but like I wrote to someone today, Book 2 is very much about figuring out what went wrong, picking up the pieces and moving on.
As always, thanks to everyone who sent me feedback, positive and negative. If you didn't get a reply back, it was sent anonymously. There were a couple of those that I would have replied to because they had some valid points.
Be patient, take deep breaths, trust me. All will be revealed.