Writing Update: 2017 Is Here! Edition

In terms of writing, 2017 has already been off to a great start.

Shadow Puppet Mysteries 2’s editing stage has proceeded incredibly smoothly. Despite troubling over the plot for a month, new elements were weaved into the story seamlessly and within just a couple of days I completed the last major revision to the story. There will be another editing pass, but the story is now at the point where I can guarantee a release on the 25th of this month!

I think Shadow Puppet Mysteries 3 and 4 will be delivered in May and October respectively, with the last three parts releasing in 2018. This rough schedule is subject to change, but the design of Shadow Puppet Mysteries 3 is already underway.

Cronus Collection has been hovering around 20k words for a while now, but I’ve been refining chapters and my overall design for the book and I’m excited to continue writing for it throughout the year. If the main plot is completed before the fall, then I’ll have no issue meeting the December release date.

Before Shadow Puppet Mysteries 2, there’s the revived and revamped Library Series Web Novel project to look forward to! Starting from January 20th, one updated chapter will be released each week.

Let’s keep this momentum going and make 2017 a great year!

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.

Writing Update: October Has Arrived Edition

On the 25th, Shadow Puppet Mysteries debuts. Right now I am currently working on the plot for Part 2 and soon I’ll begin another editing pass for the first entry in the series.

Meanwhile, Cronus Collection continues to grow a bit slowly. As of now I have 8,000 words written but they’re not necessarily going to reflect the final product. During the development of Memory Blood 4, I wrote down various ideas for the world of Cronus Collection back when I simply referred to it as the Untitled Zekkyn Project.

Now, I’ve begun writing something a little different than a rough draft. As this story takes place in the large city of Cronus, it’s important to record the various perspectives of many different characters. As I write more and explore the city and its characters, the true plot develops in the background. I believe most of the material I’m writing now will make it into the final version, but I’m not committing to anything. I’ll just continue writing and then use the material that’s the best to shape the final product.

Because the story won’t be released until the end of next year, there’s a lot more time to explore various possibilities. As long as I continue writing and developing the story, there’s no need to commit to anything just yet. At the same time, many elements of the story have already fallen into place so it’s an interesting mix of writing new and familiar material for me.

I think this long development period will result in the best book possible. I’d like to make sure it gets released in a timely manner though so I’ll be sure to keep an eye on my pace and the scope of the story.