Warning: Contains spoilers for the first two books in the Library Series.
Currently, I am beginning the writing for The Orin Chronicles Volume 2 while working on the editing for Library Series: Book Three. Originally, I had planned to start working on Orin Chronicles Volume 2 a bit later, but because of various developments I think that it’s best to work on The Orin Chronicles for now. The Library Series already has two books and I want to be careful with how I bring the story to its conclusion so it is likely there will be a bit of a delay in the release of the third book. I know all of the key moments and I’m very happy with how they’ve been written, but there’s a lot more content that I want to improve before release and I think it will be worth the wait (which should be no more than an extra month).
However, for The Orin Chronicles the story has just begun! There are so many things that I want to explore and it is very easy to write installments for this series. Each adventure is more independent of the others than with the Library Series so I’m able to craft something new while slowly building up the mythology. My main goal for The Orin Chronicles is to release “an adventure worth reading” every month whereas my goal with the Library Series is to tell “an epic adventure”.
The Orin Chronicles is advertised as a monthly series, but how long will it last? The current plan is for there to be 13 installments meaning it will start November 15th of this year and end in November of 2013. While that’s the current plan, it’s possible that there will be more ‘series’ in the future. So now, the natural question is why have I chosen 13 installments?
The first reason is that I think it’s a good number based upon 13 episode series TV shows that I’ve seen. For The Orin Chronicles this means 13 distinct adventures and I think that’s certainly enough for characters to develop and for a larger story to be established. The second reason is that I want to write many, many different things. The Library Series will conclude next year and there will be the second volume of The Academy Series. That will most likely happen while I’m writing The Orin Chronicles, so my schedule will be really packed until The Orin Chronicles first 13 installments are completed.
After that, I’d like to be able to write something new. When I think about my goals for this year, written back in December 2011, I could not have imagined I would be where I am now. I also could not have imagined all the amazing ideas that I would have. By the time 2013 is over I’m sure I’ll have gained plenty of new ideas for things that I want to write. I already have an idea of what I might want to do in 2014 and, whatever I end up doing, it will be something new.
I really enjoy The Orin Chronicles but I don’t know what shape it will take yet. Volume 1 is written, but by the time Volume 13 is written, who knows where the series will want to go? If there are more than 13 then there will be more than 13, but for now I’m not planning anything specific.
It’s been way too long since I’ve done a blog post. Sorry about that!
The biggest news right now is the release of The Orin Chronicles Volume 1: Infusion on November 15th for 99 cents as a Kindle e-book. I’ve finished the formal writing and now I’m working on cleaning up the story and putting in all the fun details that make the story worth reading. I’ve also revealed the series logo on the new Orin Chronicles page as well as the Reyskaw Marcosius Velorus Google+ page so please be sure to check it out!
The logo was very fun to create and there’s a lot that I want to say about it, but those might be spoilers for the series. Yes, as you’ve probably figured out by now, The Orin Chronicles is a series. So, you might ask, “Reyskaw, what about the Library Series?”
The Library Series’ next installment is on track for a release not too long from now. More details will emerge about Book Three closer to release, but I can confirm that I’m very excited about it. I suppose I might be a bit biased as the author, but I really like this next step in the story and it will be my best work to date. Of course it will be up to the reader to decide just how awesome Book Three is or isn’t.
There’s tons of work to be done so I must go for now, but I look forward to doing more posts soon. If you want the latest news on The Orin Chronicles please visit the Google+ page as that’s where things like the book cover will be posted (as we get closer to the release which is in… 6 days.)