Writing Update: February 2012 W4 Edition

This week has been very productive! The last portion of writing for Academy is on schedule for completion within a few days. I worked a bit on the structure of the world and I completed 1.5 stories this week. Right now there is a lot of information contained within each story so I plan on spending some of March working on the presentation of information. Certain elements may need to be restructured in order to optimize the experience of reading Volume 1. Due to all of this, I am excited to announce the formal Academy announcement will be March 23rd. At that time the details and release date will be made known.

Once the initial writing of Academy finishes up next week, I’ll get started on the next update for Shards of Book One. I’m asking myself “what type of story should be told?”. Some of the Memories content will be included in the new edition of Book One this summer, so I can’t use those stories. Right now I’m thinking that I might include the original story concept for the Library series in this update. Still, I want to include something in addition to that…

As always, a great idea will probably come to me as soon as I hit the ‘Publish’ button for this post, so I’m going to end here and start the thinking process!

 

Writing Update: February 2012 W3 Edition

Sorry I missed last Friday’s blog post. While I didn’t officially announce it, I have been aiming to do a new blog post every Friday. The main reason for this was that I didn’t get all that much done last week. This is actually something typical of my writing style which seems to be following a certain pattern (that I’m always working to improve!). The pattern being: period of inactivity (1-2 weeks), period of high activity (1 week, max), period of mixed activity (1-2 weeks). As I’ve been doing well with my writing through week 1 of February, I fell a bit during Week 2 and 3 and I am now doing very well for this week.

Just this weekend I’ve written over 4,000 words for Academy, written a small section of Library: Book Two, and done a good amount of planning work that has renewed my spirit. All of the projects I have in mind continue to be reasonable and 2012 still looks to be my best year yet!

The writing for the first volume of Academy will be finished by the end of February and sometime after that (no later than the start of April) there will be a formal announcement about that work. Around that time (possibly before) there will be another update to Shards of Book One. After the first volume of Academy is released, I’ll continue to work on my other 2012 goals. I have a schedule in mind, but I’m going to keep the exact details a secret for now.

Writing Update: February 2012 W2 Edition

This week I spent some time working on the 8th story for Academy. I expect to finish the first draft of that soon, but there are a few parts I need to think on first. There’s a lot of story that can be told and I’m deciding how much of it to tell. Even if I add in all the parts it won’t get too lengthy, so I imagine by the time production on this first volume is complete, I’ll have written everything I want to for Story 8. Once that is complete, only a few more stories remain before I finish the full first draft of Volume 1!  This project has been very fun to work on so I’m going to try and use all of my energy for these final stories and create a spectacular finale.

The other task I’ve been working on this week is the name for Library: Book One. I’ve come up with a few good ideas and I think I’ve found a good direction for the future. It’s nothing all that exciting right now as Library: Book One will still remain a significant portion of the title, but I think this direction will work well for future books. That announcement is a long way in the future though, so expect to hear more during the summer.

Speaking of the Library Series, I’m also nearing completion on an update to Shards of Book One. This update will be released on Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, and contain two new stories. Publishing these small stories while working on Academy is not only fun, but it also helps me to keep a clear image of the characters and world of the Library Series in my head.

Writing Update: February 2012 W1 Edition

Library: Book One Download Update: The link on the Library Series page for Book One has been updated to the “First Edition, First Revision” version released today. This release contains one typo fix and the new and improved Monument Chapter 1. This is a preview of the Second Edition release coming August 2012.

Second Edition is being slowly put together while I work on Academy (Volume 1). The majority of the edits for Second Edition will be done after the release of Academy.

Academy (Volume 1) Update: Today I’ve added an additional 300 words to one of the existing chapters. More exciting than that is that I’m preparing to write another story for Volume 1. February will be my final month of writing for Academy, so I have until midnight on February 29th to add any new story content. I’ll then dedicate March to initial editing and structuring, with the majority of April being spent doing final edits for the release.

There will be an official announcement announcing the release of Academy (Volume 1) in about a month.