October 2018 Status Update

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WIP Update

Legends of Eifalia Book 1 Progress

26 Chapters Total. Working on Post-Beta Draft.
Second Draft Word Count: 60,844
Post-Beta Draft Word Count (Will fluctuate): 61,709
Post-Beta Draft Progress: 4 Chapters done.

Middle-Grade Novel Progress
(Will work after Legends of Eifalia is done)

Rough Draft complete. Plot Edit Draft underway. 9 chapters compete. Chapter 10 in progress. [Total words and chapters not final]
Rough Draft Total Word Count: 19,920
First Draft Word Count: 8,448


City of Kaiju Progress

Received feedback from editor. Will edit this week.
Rough Draft word count: 11,500 words
First Draft Word Count: 14,127
Second Draft Word Count: 17,245
Anticipated release: Winter 2019

Short Story Anthology Progress
(Progress begins in 2019)

12 planned stories. 3 in rough draft phase, totaling over 14,000 words

It’s October 2018.

A few things of note. First, City of Kaiju has returned from the editor and I now have some idea of where I should go. For now, I’m going to spend this week going through all the notes I got (there’s a ton) and try to figure something out.

As for news, I’m going to make a blog post tomorrow discussing what this is all about, since I have more of an idea now. I’ll go over the main plot, a few of the characters and of course, release window. I’ll come out and say that I won’t be putting it out this year. I realize now how much more work I have to put into this, so I do plan to get this out Q1 2019. I know you want to see my next project, but I’d rather get it finished. Once I’m comfortable with the final piece, I’ll announce a release date and open pre-orders the same day. Final word count may be closer to 30k than the 20k I said previously. So yay! More story!

Second, I’m going to make an executive decision and cut back a bit on my blog. I have two separate posts. One is for typical discussion and what’s on my mind. The other is for fiction reviews, like novels and short stories. However, working on both not only takes up valuable working time, but since I have a regular job, I can’t hold a job, run a blog, and write stories, and read all at the same time. So as a result, I’ll only be posting on Fridays going forward and posting the occasional article every so often. I’ll be sure to have one kind of post at least once a month, whether it be a movie or game review or some topic I find on twitter.

I feel my fiction reviews are the most liked out of the bunch and I’ll continue to do weekly posts with a new novel review at the first friday of the month. So that will be the plan starting this week. I will post something tomorrow about City of Kaiju, but for now, that’s what I’m doing.

This will be easier for me to get things back on track since two posts per week on top of everything made me super stressed out. I’d rather give it my all from the beginning. It’ll be for the better, though, since I have more time to work on my stories now.

So that’s all for this month. I’ll be hard at work on City of Kaiju, so look forward to that.

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

If you have any suggestions for future topics and reviews, hit me up on my social media channels and let me know your thoughts. I always read the feedback, even if I don’t respond. Your feedback is what keeps me going, so thank you for supporting me.
My Japanese Mythology-inspired short story, Do Not Stare Into The Eyes Of A Kitsune, is finally available. You can buy it on Amazon or wherever ebooks are sold. Help a debut author make his debut worth it.
My next work will be titled “City of Kaiju,” a tale about an unlikely alliance between a young girl and her gigantic dog-dragon monster, as they survive chaos and disaster from a gigantic kaiju invasion. Part of a new Short Novel initiative, intended to fill in the gap between releases. Set for release within the Fall 2018/Winter 2019 period. Read more about it here.

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