Thanks for those that are coming back. As this is the first week of the month, I will be sharing with you some of the developments that I've had and progress on some of my works in progress (WIP). For the details of all of my current projects, you can click here to read my initial month one update. That should give you all the info you need to be up to date on my stuff.
To Tread the Narrow Path:
This has consumed the majority of my focus, as I am pushing to get the installments out in a timely manner. For details on this WIP, you can refer to my Published Works page or to my update post from last month. Within the next week, the last installment of Book II will be live in the Amazon Marketplace. I am finishing the Tale of the Jade Cat. The Jade Cat or Aelura is coming to the end of her story. Book II's scope has woven in and out of the events of Book I, and now at the end, the two narratives are coming together again. I am excited to close out this portion of the novella. Book III, The Tale of the Boy Who Would be Emperor, will focus on the character of Akana and will weave its narrative with the first two books. So far, the word count for Book II is up to 14000, which brings To Tread the Narrow Path as a whole up to 20000. After the final two installments, the novella should clock in between 30000-50000 words, making it a quick short read. Once all four parts are out, I will be pursuing a print run. I believe a final page count will be somewhere around 100-150 pages. Currently the novella is available on Amazon with all of the installments up to date for only $0.99. If it sounds like something you'd be interested in, check it out.
I've come to the end of Desolation and concluded the first story arc of the comic. I am going to let that story sit for a bit before I go back and edit it some more. I've written it as a narrative and now need to convert it to a script. Once all edits are completed, I may start shopping this around to see if I can find any takers for it.
I've also been able to get a couple more scenes into New Haven. Still very much in their infancy and in much need of beta reading and editing.
Lighthouse on the Edge of Forever:
As I've mentioned previously, this is my project about which I am most excited. This is a planned first novel in a trilogy that will be named after the first book. As far as progress, I have completely outlined the plot for this book and the sequel as well (tentatively titled The Spire of Eternity, but I'm still playing around with it). I have also made progress in the actual draft of the first book as well (currently about 1/3 of my goal for the novel). The next few weeks, I will be working on outlining the third book (still untitled) as well as adding scenes and chapters to Lighthouse.
And finally, as if I don't have enough works in progress right now, I have started a new WIP, which is still untitled. Currently, I have a handful of scenes written and a core cast of main characters. I'm building a world in which society has fallen, but it is so long past, that history has forgotten what we were like. Think, almost like Planet of the Apes, in which the apes had no record or knowledge of humanity being a superior race. In this untitled story, there are relics of the past that are traded for currency. Cities act as city-states, there is no great unifying government. One of the key themes I want to explore through this is the concept and relation of technology and magic. A quote that I want to keep in mind while writing this one is from Arthur C Clark, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." I want to examine the question, at what point removed from civilization, would our future descendants believe the relics of our time to be magical? As I said, this is purely in the conjectural, worldbuilding phase right now, and I do not foresee this being something I finish soon, but I wanted to share with everyone.
Thanks for reading. If you have any questions or thoughts about anything I'm working on feel free to drop me a comment here or on the fan page, or you can always message me on another means of contact.
Thanks for reading, please join me next week while I talk a little about the publishing process that I am using for To Tread the Narrow Path.
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