Writing Update: April 2015 Begins Edition

It’s time for a fun announcement and a not so fun announcement.

Memory Blood 2 is being pushed back to this summer in order to allow for more quality assurance time. While I’m capable of finishing the writing by the end of this month, it’s important to have others read it and have ample time to provide feedback and so the release date will be sometime in August with pre-orders beginning a few weeks before that. While I apologize for the delay, I guarantee that this book is going to be something truly special and so I thank you for supporting me and waiting a bit longer.

In the meantime, Creswood Part 2 will be released at the end of this month and made available for FREE! This second part of the story is like a bonus high difficulty scenario and should be very enjoyable for both people who solved Creswood Mysteries and those who didn’t. The spotlight will shine on information that had only been previously hinted at and will feature some fun puzzles to solve as well and some puzzles that might just break your spirit and make you question everything. Maybe.

I’m transitioning into a new writing schedule as well that should result in releases of the highest quality from here on out. I always believe in the quality of my books, but there’s also always room to improve and I think it’s nice to give books some space before they’re published so there’s time to focus purely on quality rather than rushing to meet a deadline. The delay of Memory Blood 2 is part of this transition and if things go well then Memory Blood 3 will be out at the end of the year as well which will hopefully make up for the delays up until now.

Thanks for your understanding again and I’m really excited to share the new stories I’m writing with you!

Writing Update: February 2015’s End Edition

  • Today I’ll be providing my update in short bullet points
  • Memory Blood 2 quality assurance has begun with Story 1
  • Story 2 will be made available to QA readers soon and Story 3 is still being written
  • Work on Creswood Part 2 continues in the background
  • Thoughts about the next Monument Series book are growing stronger and stronger

That’s all for now. Next week I’ll aim for a longer post elaborating on my progress a little bit more.

Writing Update: This Winter Edition

In order to make Memory Blood 2 the best novel it can be I’m pushing back the release to the first half of 2015. I spent 8 months working on Memory Blood and foolishly thought I could get the sequel out in half that time. I believe that quality comes first and so I am delaying the release of the second book by approximately four months and it should be out sometime in April 2015.

However, that doesn’t mean that something won’t be released this Winter! I’ve decided to do something fun and surprising which will be announced before Christmas and will be released just a few days after. This work will be more similar to a short novel and will be smaller in size but very, very fun. It’s fun to be spontaneous every now and then so I’m not saying anything for now but I think it will make the wait for Memory Blood 2 just a little bit easier.

I really dislike delaying works, but Memory Blood 2 is still in production! I will be actively working on the book up until its release in April and making it stronger and stronger. This means the third and fourth books in the series will also be delayed but I have no issue doing so in order to make the series as strong and enjoyable as possible. Thank you very much for your understanding! My writing habits have only improved since I ┬ábegan publishing in 2012 and I’ve been getting better each year and look forward to continue improving them in the future.

Writing Update: Happy Halloween 2014 Edition

There are only 2 months left in 2014 now. I really hadn’t thought of that until I wrote it just now…

Today, I spent some time reading the blog of my favorite author. And, as expected, I just so happened upon entries that mirrored the exact same issues I’m having with Memory Blood 2. To put it simply, I’m writing and re-writing and writing and re-writing. But, that’s far from a bad thing. That’s an extraordinarily good thing. I’ve thrown out thousands and thousands of words of writing this time around for the sake of making the story better. I’m very proud that I have the strength to do that and I know it’s going to make Memory Blood 2 exactly the type of work it should be.

To summarize where I’m at, the total word count is at about 17,000 right now. The first story’s structure has been completely locked in place now for weeks and the writing on that is finished so I won’t be touching that until editing. The second story has two major plots, one of which is fine as it is, and the other which I’m rethinking. The third, fourth, and fifth stories are all in various states but the core ideas are in place and they probably won’t give me as much trouble as the first two stories have.

If I reach 30,000 words by November 15th then I should be on schedule. If I’m a little less than that then I’ll be a little bit behind schedule. Either way, I doubt there’s going to be a delay in the release of Memory Blood 2 and it should still be out by the end of this year. Of course, as always, if that changes between now and the end of this month then the official announcement will reflect the delay in the release so there won’t be any last-minute cancellation surprises.