Writing Update: Various Updates Edition

While I’ve enjoyed writing weekly writing updates for a few months now, I must now retire these updates. While there is a lot going on as The Library Complex is being prepared for release next month, most of that must be kept a secret and so I cannot update this blog every week. Now that two weeks have passed since my last entry, I have enough information to share that is worthy of a Writing Update post.

The Library Complex is now at a point where the writing has been 99% finalized. While there may be edits to correct errors and slight changes in wording, nothing major is changing at this stage. QA feedback will be used for these changes as well as for the design of future books in the Library Series. While QA is going on, I’ve been working on the writing of Book Two and making decisions about plot, character, structure, etc. The experience with writing Book Two has been different from Book One in that I am not spending as much time creating a world, and more time writing the story itself. While there are still new elements, I already have a foundation in Book One and the series is headed in  a certain direction.

In addition to this, I have also been troubling myself over the cover art for Book One. Originally I was going to do my best to create an image of a library, but I simply don’t have the skills to make a good-looking image. I have a new idea, which is simpler, but I think will be more effective as Book One’s cover. Perhaps one day in the future I’ll have professional cover art, but right now I’m focusing on what I can do and I think it will turn out well.

When The Library Complex launches on Kindle and Nook (yes, it will also be available on Nook) there will be a free preview of the First Section of The Library Complex. I should be able to finish that preview before the release day, so it is likely that it will appear in PDF form on this blog before the book goes live. If all goes well, that will be available during the final week of June and if not, the first week of July.

And with all of that said, I will conclude this Writing Update and update the Library Series to reflect the new information revealed within.