Writing Update: Many Projects Edition

Since my last blog post I’ve released a new volume of The Orin Chronicles and I am currently working on getting the third book in the Library Series ready for release. I’m going to start this post by discussing The Orin Chronicles. Due to this project involving my most rapid release schedule ever, I’ve finally started to get nervous about it. It didn’t really bother me for Volumes 1 and 2, both of which I was happy with, but for some reason releasing Volume 3 wasn’t as satisfying because of my worries. Will everything develop in a good direction? Should I be planning more? Questions like these pop into my mind every day. While I always release a work that I am satisfied with, this time around I couldn’t enjoy the release of Volume 3. I’m not without a plan for the series so I’m working on convincing myself to not worry.

On a more positive note, the third book in the Library Series is being prepared for release on the 31st of this month! This book contains many answers to the mysteries of the first two books and is an ending arc of the series (the other being Book 4 which I am very excited about). The writing was a lot of fun although the atmosphere was a bit darker. I decided the direction of the plot a while ago and was happy with that so now I’m working on presentation to make sure the reading experience is pleasant. I’m glad to have reached this point in the series and I very much look forward to the writing of the last book (which is at least 10% complete already).

The Library Series was the first series I’ve ever written and even though two books need to be released (this one and the next) I feel like I’ve done my job well in creating it and it’s something I’m very happy with. My writing has certainly improved since Book One, but even Book One is still enjoyable to me. It’s my goal to create a journey where the reader can be satisfied from beginning to end with the variety and plot of the books. If anything, my one weak point might be character development. There are some key characters in the Library Series who have beautiful stories in my opinion, but I’d rather that more of them did and I think Book Four will provide a solution to this problem.

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