Writing Update: February 2014 W3 Edition

I don’t have anymore good hints to give before the Memory Blood World Information reveal at the end of the month, so it’s back to progress reports like this for now.

The Orin Chronicles

Krakken (Volume 8): Writing – 60% complete
Volumes 9-10: Concept Phase
Volumes 11-13: Not in active development

Notes: I haven’t been working on Volume 8 for a while now but I intend to get back to it sooner rather than later. Once the ending is decided the writing should go quickly and if all goes well that might happen by next Friday.

The Academy Series

Second Volume: Not in active development, writing 38% complete

Notes: The progress here has jumped slightly as well. I had an idea for a solution to a problem that’s been troubling me so I wrote it down. I don’t think I’ll get back to actively writing Second Volume for a while now, but I’m glad I was able to see that I almost made a big mistake with one of my ideas. Even though the idea itself was good, I started executing it incorrectly which caused me quite the headache. As of now, a fall release seems very likely though!

Memory Blood

Book One: Concept Phase. Writing – 8% complete

Notes: The time I scheduled for writing hasn’t even come yet and I’m already almost 1/10 of the way through the plot! I’ve been slacking with the concept phase though, but all the things I need to have decided by the end of February will surely be done by then. I’m really happy with the schedule I created for Memory Blood and there should be no doubts about the release of the first book this summer. Because The Orin Chronicles and The Academy Series became difficult to write because they were so spontaneous, I took a great deal of time to plan things out for this series and everything is going as intended. The balancing of planning and spontaneity has me in good spirits whenever I open up the Memory Blood documents I’m working with.