2017 Goals

A new year is arriving and that means time for new goals.

  • Release Cronus Collection – Currently targeted for the end of the year, this is going to be my big project for the year and the largest novel I’ve written to date. I think I should be able to surpass 60,000 words for the first time but quality always comes first.
  • Release Shadow Puppet Mysteries 2, 3, and 4 – I think releasing at least three more installments in my second mystery series should be manageable. I’m excited to release Part 2 at the beginning of the year and I have a few tricks already prepared for later parts.
  • Release The Library Complex Web Novel – Every week, starting from late January, I’ll release an updated chapter from my very first novel. It’s important for me to continue sharing my first series with my fans, but they deserve better quality which is what led to the idea for the weekly releases and making it available for free.
  • Release Memory Blood Saga This Summer – The proof copy of Memory Blood Saga has been with me for a few months, but I think it’s a project better worked on slowly over time to ensure the highest quality so my new target release date is this summer. Sorry for making everyone wait!

These goals are achievable. I’ve looked at my schedule and I know it’s possible to get all of them done. I’ll be pushing myself a bit more this year than last, but as long as I commit to these projects I’m sure they’ll all turn out just as I’ve envisioned them!

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2016 Goals Review

Another year has come to an end. 2016 was a little crazy, but I’m very happy with the progress I’ve made so let’s take a look back at my goals from the beginning of last year.

  • Release Memory Blood 4 – Completed! Memory Blood Castle brought an end to the story that began in the first Memory Blood book and was my largest novel to date. While 50,000 words still isn’t a lot, the quality is something that I’m very pleased with and it and it’s paved the way for more books in the RMV Universe in the future such as Cronus Collection.
  • Release Creswood 3 – This was my first project for 2016 and it was completed successfully. Now I can say that I’ve published a mystery series and using what I’ve learned from Creswood I’ll be putting into Shadow Puppet Mysteries.
  • Planning RMV Mysteries #2 – This was finished about halfway into the year. The concept for Shadow Puppet Mysteries started development in January and by June I finished establishing the major components of the series and further refined these components before the release of Part 1 in October.
  • Release more additional stories – I completed this goal as well with releasing several new Alpha Fragments. Rather than limiting my ideas to novels, I greatly enjoyed exploring certain elements of the world and revealing new characters through free flash fiction stories.

Naturally, I’m more than pleased to say I accomplished all of my goals for 2016! This year was focused on writing and I wrote and published the best stories I’ve told thus far. Come back tomorrow to see my goals for 2017 and get an idea of what new content will debut over the next 12 months.

Thanks for all of your support thus far~

Writing Update: December 2016 Mega Update

Ahead of my usual Year End wrap-up and goals posts, I’d like to provide an update on all of my current projects.

Cronus Collection – Writing is going well and I have about 18,000 words in my current draft. Most of the material here has already been edited a bit, so I don’t think much will be excluded from the final version coming at the end of 2017. Later this week, I’ll be writing a little bit about the protagonist Leo Ranatas. While the story is the story of a city and has many different main characters from chapter to chapter, Leo’s story will span the entire novel.

Shadow Puppet Mysteries 2 – The scenario for Part 2 was completed some time ago, but I’d like to add more and refine what I’ve written. To be safe, I’m announcing the release date as January 31st, 2017 with the option of launching a little earlier if I’m happy with it before then.

The Library Series – For a few years now, I’ve expressed my desire to update The Library Series. However, working on new projects is important to continuously provide my fans with new content and making it my sole focus would just delay new adventures. At the same time, my first series does need some work as it’s the very first thing I published and I know exactly how to fix it to elevate it to my current standards so…

Next year begins The Library Series Web Novel Project! Starting late January, a new updated chapter from The Library Complex will be released every week! When this work is finished, the book on Kindle will be updated to the new 2017 version. Please look forward to returning to the world of The Library Series with refinements!

Memory Blood Saga – Unfortunately, this is the project that is going to be delayed further. Having just finished the series, the need for a full collection isn’t that high. I still want to fix up the small errors in the text and update all the digital books with the launch of the print book, but for now Memory Blood Saga is being pushed back to mid-2017. Please accept my apologies once more.