April 2018 Status Update

April 2018 Status Update

 

Legends of Eifalia Book 1 Progress

  • 26 Chapters Total. Plot-edit Draft finished. Read-through finished. Structure Draft underway.
  • Rough Draft Word Count: 54,337
  • First Draft Word Count: 57,171
  • Second Draft Progress: 13 chapters completed.
  • Second Draft Word Count: 57,220

 

Middle-Grade Novel Progress

(Note: Progress halted until Legends of Eifalia is done)

  • Rough Draft complete. Plot Edit Draft underway. 11 chapters compete. Chapter 12 in progress. [Total words and chapters not final]
  • Rough Draft Total Word Count: 19,920
  • First Draft Word Count: 11,013

 

Short Story Progress:

  • 6 unfinished works in progress, totaling over 14,000 words

 

Upcoming works:

  • My Cat Is A Monster: April 3rd, 2018, Website Exclusive
  • Do Not Stare Into The Eyes of A Kitsune: June 5th, 2018
  • 3rd Untitled Story: Fall 2018

 

It’s April 2018. Hope you pranksters are enjoying yourselves. Also, happy Easter to those celebrating.

 

I want to talk a bit about my future plans and how I’m going to handle things going forward. Because I’ve made a decision that I’ve been mulling over for a while. I’ve mentioned that I’m aiming to be traditionally published. And while that’s still my overall goal, I want to share smaller works to ease the wait. I want to be confident that my works can sell, so I’m taking a step back and going through ebook markets to sell my short stories first.

 

I feel like this suits me better, since a lot of my works are a little on the experimental side. Stories that aren’t the norm and don’t fall into the typical artistic description or big empowering message. Not that I’ll never make these kinds of stories, but I have my own way of storytelling for the world to see. I can release my short stories on my own time while I find a home for my novel. I do want to put smaller works in digital form and save the big stuff for the major publishers. Besides, you’ll get to see my works early and see what I’m truly made of.

 

So to start, my REAL short story (AKA the paid one) will be titled “Do Not Stare Into The Eyes Of A Kitsune.” The story is about a Japanese hunter named Shiro Kawamoto, who must deal with visitors who aren’t appreciative of wildlife and put the forest at risk by tainting the wilds with their careless hunting. A chance encounter with a kitsune forces Shiro to act, or else put not just himself, but all of Japan at risk of the kitsune’s wrath.

 

It’s a tale that’s a love letter to my otaku side. I’m a huge anime nerd and I want to show my appreciation by making a story outside of my comfort zone. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I had writing it. It’s the one work that shows that I’m a capable author and a good first story to showcase what I can really do.

 

As for a schedule, I don’t want to say too much. I will say, though, that I will have a consistent schedule. Maybe a short story every two or three months to start. I have plenty of works in progress and a lot of ideas, so we’ll see how it goes. “Do Not Stare Into The Eyes Of A Kitsune” will debut June 5th, 2018, two months after my online short story, “My Cat Is A Monster,” which will debut this coming Tuesday.

 

I should also mention that I’m a scheduling kind of guy. If I don’t have a consistent schedule (like my blog), then I’m going to be lazy. So that’s the plan. I can’t wait to release my first work to you guys soon, and I do apologize for the wait. It’s been a massive learning process and I’m surprised that you guys, my followers and subscribers, have put up with me for so long without a major work. So that’s the plan.

 

I said 2018 will be my debut, and I meant it. My goal is still set, but I’m confident that this will work.

 

That’s all for today. Take care, watch out for pranksters, and remember, the inn is always open.

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