April 2019 Status Update


April 2019 Status Update

Legends of Eifalia Book One Progress
26 Chapters Total. Working on Post-Beta Draft.
Structure Draft Word Count: 58,364

The Daughter of Dragons Progress
Rough Draft: 13,491 words
Structure Draft: 13,919 words
Anticipated release: Late 2019

Short Story Anthology Progress
(Progress begins in 2019)
3 stories in rough draft phase, totaling over 14,000 words
Anticipated release: TBA

It’s April 2019. Hope you pranksters are having fun.

So, to news, The Daughter of Dragons is well into the editing phase. I should have this taken care of this month and I’ll send to an editor at the end of the month. I will do my best to make sure that this is complete by the end of the month since this does have a late 2019 due date. I’m shooting for the middle half of the fall, but we’ll see. I hope to have a cover reveal and a sneak peek sometime in May.

Legends of Eifalia, as a result, is being put on hold until this is complete. Which means I won’t pick it back up again until some time this June. It’s been a long hard road, but I really want to nail down the story and show what this series is truly capable of. I want to put my best foot forward (which I’ve been doing) and get this distributed to agents. I’m making these short novels to bide some time, but I cannot focus on two projects at the same time anymore. Now that I know how to work my drafts, I want to put in as much effort as I can.

As a result, I’m shifting this back to Structure Draft phase. This gives me more time to look at the finer notes and give this story something worth reading. I want to put in as much energy as I can into every story I write, but my main novels have to have more love. Hopefully, I can get this out sometime within the next year, but knowing how traditional publishing works, we’ll have to see.

The last thing is once The Daughter of Dragons is done, I’ll also work on a short story anthology which would go by much faster since each of them are self-contained stories. I do want to focus on a few themes so once I finalize on something, I can go ahead and make some stories.
That’s about it. A good restructuring process that’ll keep me focused on one task at a time and really push me to get these stories out. I was stumbling in the beginning, but now, I’m ready.

That’s all for today. If you liked this post and want to see more, I have a Ko-Fi page set up. Why spend three bucks on a Starbucks Coffee when you can help support hard-working authors like me? Every bit helps and keeps me going. So thank you, and remember, the inn is always open.

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