Writing Update: June 2014 Finale Edition

With June about to come to an end, the year will soon be half over. Today’s update is going to be a quick one as I’m about to resume work on Memory Blood at full-speed after receiving the results of the QA and I’ve been planning things that I can’t yet talk about this week so there’s not much to talk about as of now. For this week, I’ll also return to the % format.

Memory Blood

Book One – QA Phase ending, ~50% finalized.
Book Two – Currently being designed.

The Academy Series and The Orin Chronicles

Development paused. Next volume for The Academy Series and the next volume for The Orin Chronicles are about 50% written.

Future Works

Potential 2016 Project – About 10,000 words written. Concept in flux.
Mystery Series – Currently being designed.
After the Mystery Series – ???

Writing Update: Format Change Edition

While I’ve been able to somewhat easily return to writing The Academy series, there’s been one thing that I hadn’t been able to resolve until today. That is the idea of independent stories featuring in The Academy: Second Volume. For a long time it seemed as if including these stories that had little to do with the overarching plot was a waste of time. The problem I was having until today was that I saw this as a problem for Second Volume and not First Volume.

“If it worked in First Volume, then why does it seem like a problem now?”

The answer is obvious: because this is not First Volume. I always set out to do something new with the second installment in the series and I’ve always wanted to make sure that it is its own entity as I do with all my works, but I foolishly forgot to extend this idea into the format of Second Volume.

While the entirety of the format is not changing, there are certain stories that won’t work in this volume and so I’ve deleted them. As a result, Second Volume’s structure has benefited greatly and it utilizes a “new” format that I find to be very exciting and conveys my vision for this volume perfectly. To continue being mysterious, readers will find that the structure of The Academy Series has not changed; only the format between volumes has changed.

If you can figure it out now, I applaud you. If not, then please look forward to figuring out just what I mean at the end of the year when Second Volume is released.