2020: Seeing Doubles

Good news for readers out there, I’ve got two works in the pipe for this year. I know it’s hard to believe, but I still have this blog. Blogging hasn’t been my strong suit, as it takes time from writing. I’d rather be visiting a world far, far away or distant planets in the shared universe I’m creating. Which brings me to my first piece of news.

Volume II: The next installment in The Dark Legacy Series is coming this year, but not in the first few months. For the first Volume, The Bearer of Secrets, you can find that here. There is still some work to be done in Volume II, little tweaks, and some chapters need to be edited further or cut altogether. The original count tallied around 329,000 words, and I’ve whittled it down to about 290,000. I still need to find ways to trim, so I’ll be going back over it again.

Another issue is coming up with the title. It’s had a long-standing one since the first draft, but subsequent rewrites have brought up a plethora of other viable designations. When I get closer to finalizing it, I throw up a vote and see how audiences react.

That said, I’ve been diligently working on Volume III, and in 2021, I’ll have another tome to share. I’m in the last third of the book on the rewrite/pre-edit, and I’m finalizing the nitty details before launching into Volume IV. And yes, that’s written, too. For any huge book fanatics out there, this monster is 400K upon the first cut. We’ll definitely be shaving that down.

The Second Release: I will also be serving up a horror novella for your reading enjoyment. For those of you who don’t know what a novella is, think of it as a book about one-third the usual size. It’s a quick, gripping read that’ll leave you panting. Like everything else I write, this will have a direct tie-in to the shared universe, specifically Volume I.

Other News From the Shared Universe: I’ve been kicking around ideas for two different novels. One might be a standalone, philosophical space opera. We’ll see how that evolves over time. The second is the beginning stages of brainstorming, a sequel to The Demon’s Fate. The first installment, which can be found here, launched a high-octane story at a pulse-pounding pace. The follow up will take a drastic shift in tone, but still deliver something epic and worthy of the first.

Other News From the World of Ermaeyth: I have been fiddling around with some characters I love, or at the very least, am intrigued by, and working on off-shoots, prequels, and sequels to the main series. Don’t expect these anytime soon, as the main series must be completed first. Don’t want spoilers out there, do we? Still, even when the curtain closes, a new story will arise.

Second Book of Poems: For Heathens of Heaven is out now, and you can find it here. I have some poems and songs that were cut from the first release, and I have fiddled with some new poetry for a second book. This is on the back burner as I’ve got a lot on my plate right now, and I’m trying to bring you more quality content quicker.

That’s all for now. I would promise to be better at blogging, but we all know that probably won’t happen. Still, I will make an effort to post more material. I’d always be open to a Q&A session on writing or anything else that you might want to know. Drop a comment below, and let’s talk about the craft.

 

If you enjoyed this content and you’re an avid, epic fantasy reader or a sci-fi junkie, check out my works, The Bearer of Secrets and The Demon’s Fate on Amazon. All works are available on Kindle Unlimited, eBook, and print.

 

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