Winter 2011 Product Announcements

Library: Book One

Date: December 10th, 2011

This release contains all three previously released sections as well as Fourth Section: Arcane. This release concludes the first book of the Library Series and ends with an Author’s Note. “Cover art” for each section is also included.

Library: Memories [cancelled]

Date: December 31st, 2011

A collection of short stories involving characters and events discussed in Book One. Also includes a rewritten fragment of the original story concept for the Library series as well as an interview concerning the Library series. Reading Library: Book One before Library: Memories is recommended.

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Writing Update: So about those projects…

Yes, I’ve failed NaNoWriMo yet again. I got further than I did during the summer camp session though and made it to about 8,000 words. I still benefited from the experience as I’ve come up with several new story ideas. Even with those new ideas, I really don’t have the time to be working on so many projects so I had to cut NaNoWriMo in order to ensure the timely release of my other projects.

On the topic of cutting projects, I apologize for the lack of a weekly release this week. After deciding to work on Book One over NaNoWriMo (around Monday) I went into full Library Series mode and finished the rough draft. This unfortunately left no time to get an Academy release out this week. And there won’t be any time to devote to Academy this week either so that project is being put on hiatus. I will leave the link to the first story up as a preview until the next official Academy release.

As we approach December 2011 I should also mention that the remaining works I have for this year will get a formal announcement in the near future. So there’s that to look forward to. Now that I think about it… I should probably do that on Saturday. So expect it then.

Academy’s First Weekly Release (plus NaNoWriMo Writing Update)

The first story in my new (and first) short story collection, Academy (Volume 1), is now available via the Release Schedule page. More information can be found (in Q&A format of course) below.

Q: What is Academy about?

A: Academy is a short story collection, so it is about many things. What defines a story as an Academy story is also a little bit difficult to describe. Some stories will take place in The Academy itself while others will have nothing to do with The Academy. So if I had to describe The Academy stories, I would say they are about people, humans. That’s still very vague, so perhaps I’ll be able to come up with a better answer later.

Q: This first story is divided into two chapters, each of a length typical of a Library chapter. Will all stories be this large?

A: Several of the drafts for upcoming stories that take place in The Academy are divided into two chapters. So there will be more stories of this length. However, I expect some stories will be shorter. Even so, many of the stories already have planned sequels so if you factor that in as well… it appears this question is difficult to answer as well!

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