In case you missed it, City of Kaiju launches on February 12th, 2019. I have a few things to announce as far as the story is concerned. First, the cover: That’s a nice looking cover right there. Has that comic book feel to it and shows what’s to come for Sandra and Bennie, as well as the citizens of Valor City. This is going to … Continue reading More City of Kaiju Information (And Another Preview)
Join The Silver Claw Inn Newsletter and get mini-progress updates and previews to upcoming works. I may even throw a mini-story or two featuring my characters above. Who knows? Don’t forget, the inn is always open. November 2018 Status Update Legends of Eifalia Book One Progress 26 Chapters Total. Working on Post-Beta Draft. Second Draft Word Count: 60,844 Post-Beta Draft Word Count (Will fluctuate): 58,000 … Continue reading November 2018 Status Update
Hello. I’d like to talk about giant dogs if you don’t mind. So I have an upcoming story as part of my short novel initiative and I’d like to spend some time talking about it.
So to begin, I’d first like to mention that short novels are one-off novels that are smaller in scope and are shorter than most novels. Somewhere within the realm of 25k-30k words, whereas my longer works will be more in-depth and planned out, being around 45k-70k words each.
Ok, good. Now onto the meat and bones of the story.
So City of Kaiju follows the tale of high-school graduate Sandra Lake, or she would be had she not endured a kaiju invasion. As monstrous creatures fell from the skies in pillars of light, Sandra must fight for her life in order to save a sister separated by the mighty kaiju army.
As Sandra makes a plan to escape despite resistance from the police force of Valor City, she encounters a kaiju resembling both a dog and a lizard. Despite their opposite natures, the two become unwitting allies in the invasion. The two would have to trust each other if either of them hoped to survive.
This started as a short story, but I’ve expanded it by leaps and bounds. I’ve wanted to make such a story for a long time. I’ve been a big fan of giant monsters for a long time. It’s been a long time coming and I can’t wait to show it to you all.
So as far as details, it’ll be a young adult survival tale. While Sandra won’t be completely defenseless, she’ll use her wits to survive while Bennie becomes the one-kaiju army for the two of them. I’ve gotten tons of feedback and it’s going to get better by the day.
As far as previews, I’ll be posting a few throughout the coming months and I’ll seek a cover artist to inevitably show off once it’s done. It’ll be an amazing cover that’ll truly give it that haunting feeling of helplessness in a world destroyed by these titanic beasts.
I do actually have a small preview that’s very much a WIP. Things could change at a moment’s notice. I’ll provide more details and previews along the way, but I hope you enjoy this small taste of my upcoming kaiju-themed short novel.
Take care, and remember, the inn is always open.
Join The Silver Claw Inn Newsletter and get mini-progress updates and previews to upcoming works. I may even throw a mini-story or two featuring my characters above. Who knows? Don’t forget, the inn is always open.
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. Continue reading “October 2018 Status Update”
Hello. There’s no traditional blog post this week, but I do want to announce that my newsletter is live. It’s first post went out today, which is a mini-status update featuring all I did this week, plus minor things as they happen. Please subscribe here, and should you visit my site, a popup will appear. It’ll help me out immensely if you subscribe to it … Continue reading Newsletter is Live