Again, not too much this week, but getting ever closer. The internationals (the biggest tournament of the year of one of my favorite games) began this week, so I’m trying not to lose too much time watching lol.
Not much this week, working hard at getting everything perfect. At the very least, there’s not much time left until the release of Broken Blades Don’t Sing!
Late update this week, but I got some work done on all three books. Still working hard on the first one and getting it ready for August. It seems that everytime I open it up I find something to edit. Its important to me that I get it to be as good as I can, especially considering it will be the first impression. I’m considering putting the 3rd one on the side for a couple months (I’m still finishing it this year regardless) and putting all my effort behind the first 2 to make them as solid as can be.
Anyway, I’ve actually started expanding on reading lately (something that is very hard to do when writing on your own stuff). In particular, I’ve picked up The Name of the Wind, which I know is hugely popular. So far, even though I’ve only read a few pages, I can see why its hailed as one of the top fantasy series, and I’m excited to get through it.
The idea of the Scrael and the way Rothfuss describes the eerie feeling of such odd creatures and the mythos behind them was done very well. I’m sure that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Till next time.
Alright, so the last update I posted was way back in April, and I haven’t posted again until now because, quite frankly, there wasn’t much to post on. I’ve been working hard since–not only on the first book but also the second book–and at this point in time I’m just about ready to get things moving.
When I initially began writing, I had no idea the magnitude that is editing when it comes to the writing process. Yeah that’s what you hear a lot about–that editing is a long, arduous process, and is more often than not a longer process than actually writing the book itself. When I finished the first book in November of 2014, I had thought that my editing process would only be about 1-2 months. It had taken me 10 months to finish the book, so of course I wouldn’t need to spend too much time fixing it up, right?
Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
I had first originally planned on releasing it February of this year. Then it was March, and then May. Every time I run through my first book, I always find something to modify or augment. Coupled with the fact that as I was writing my second novel my skill increased and I had to maintain consistency between both books, I was beset with changes upon changes–almost overwhelmingly so. All the while, I was working hard on finishing my second novel. And despite me wanting to release it but holding off on doing so, I am glad I wasn’t impulsive. The book needed to wait.
And that is the reason why there has been the long drought between updates.
A couple weeks ago I finished the second novel. With that on the backburner, I went back to finish my edits, and I can safely say that Broken Blades Don’t Sing (Tales of Ashkar Book One) will be arriving on August 1st on Amazon, Smashwords, and other e-publishing sites for free.
Furthermore, my second novel will be released just a month after, on September 1st. The train doesn’t stop there either, I begin on my 3rd book tomorrow, and since I have the ball rolling I will be posting continuous updates every Sunday, ranging from Q&As, progress, and other fun tidbits. I am super excited to be finally releasing what I’ve been working on for a year and a half, and I hope that the universe, characters, and story I’ve created with my heart and soul is something that readers can get through, put down, and not regret that they picked it up in the first place.
tl;dr – First book comes out August 1st, 2015. Second will follow soon after on September 1st, 2015. I start on the 3rd this week, and weekly updates on progress.