February 3rd 2019 Update

Crisis of Faith is up to ~16,000 words, but as I mentioned last week, it isn’t quite sparking my interest in the way I’ve been hoping. On the other hand, Mortal Gods is up to a bit over 20,000 words and is coming much more easily. If I could convince my mind to do all that work on just one of the two projects, that’d be ideal, but there isn’t much to be done about it.

The artist who I commissioned to do art for Heaven’s Fallen estimated he’d have it done toward the end of the upcoming week, but like all things artistic, that could change. The sketches I’ve seen have me looking forward to it, and at this rate I’m likely to need to commission a piece for Mortal Gods soon as well. Speaking of commissions, I’ve also arranged for Sarah Goer to narrate the audiobook of Heaven’s Fallen, once it’s seen the editor.

In other news, I’m also a little distracted because I’m preparing a presentation for a group of authors. It’s mostly a discussion of the difference between various fantasy and science fiction genres, major elements of them, and the like, but it’s extensive enough to be eating a decent amount of time. I’m hoping to have it done today, which should allow me to focus on the books more.

Anyway, I’m glad to be making progress, even if it isn’t on the project I originally planned on. I’ll let everyone know once I have more to say about the books!

4 thoughts on “February 3rd 2019 Update

  1. So… I want to. The problem at the moment is that I have so many ideas I want to work on, honestly.

    Broken Chains is a story I very, very much want to continue. I have a lot of ideas for how it will progress, and I want to do more. However, here’s just a quick list of the stories/series I’m wanting to write that I’m not currently working on, and these are just the ones that come to mind instantly:
    Second Contact (short story being shared via my newsletter), Broken Chains, Solace, Ashes of Time, Lilith’s Shadow, and Sisters of Radiance.

    All of these stories except for Ashes of Time and maybe Solace are books that would pretty much require two or more books. Ashes of Time, based on the plot I have, would likely be almost two books long itself. The worst part? I know these are maybe half of the ideas I have that I’d like to work on.

    That said, people expressing interest in a project is a good way to let me know that you want me to work on it! You’ve effectively bumped Broken Chains a little higher in the queue by asking about it.

    Edit: Oh, and since I somehow managed to neglect it… I actually have another 6 chapters for Broken Chains, but I got sidetracked by other projects. It doesn’t give a decent micro-ending like the current story does, though, so I haven’t shared it.

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  2. I want to cry after reading this blog😢 I really like Lilith’s Shadow and was hoping this would be the next book out. I am truly disappointed 😞…really hope you get to it soon.

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  3. At the moment, Lilith’s Shadow is still very, very high on the list to be written. I’ve discussed a lot of the major elements of the next book with my wife, and unless something changes dramatically, it will be coming this year. Just… not quite as soon as I intended, since I got hijacked by Heaven’s Fallen and the rest of Mantles of Power.

    Sadly, it’s looking like Crisis of Faith is the book liable to get shelved for a while so I can figure it out.

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