Writing Update: The House of Lust and Candor

Well, now, it seems about that time for another writing update. As you know, The Dark Portal is with the editor for the first round of edits. We’ll see what she has to say reasonably soon, and then the second round will commence. The cover is ready, and after the editing phase, all we need is to copyright it, get it into the Kindle Create, make sure the alignment is in the proper format, and ready it for publication.

In other news, I’ve been working on another project that so far has gone unnamed. There’s a place within the story that’s important, the gods’ temple called The House of Lust and Candor, so that’s what I’ve been calling it in my head. And though important, I don’t feel it quite captures the essence of the story or is an apt title. I may feel differently after a few drafts, but so far, it serves the purpose. The premise is two bounty hunters commissioned by the House of Lust and Candor’s gods to track down the most hated man in the world, Rilod Afehl. There’s just one problem, everyone knows he’s dead.

I’ve had fun deep-diving into the two main characters. For anyone who’s ever read any of my works, you know I’m big into character-driven stories more than plot, though the Demon’s Fate is more plot-driven than anything else I’ve written to date. It might not stand alone after The Dark Portal is published.

I’m still waiting on Uncle Sam to dole out that tax return so I can start getting volume II edited. Seems like forever ago that I sent it off. If I don’t hear from them by August, I might have to redo it.

In the meantime, I’m also still plodding away with the book on writing. There’s a lot more to it than I initially thought would be in it. I wanted to take a streamlined approach with no frills or fillers, but I’m learning that as you talk about one section, it gives rise to another. Now, instead of focusing just on character development, I’m covering a slew of other useful topics like plotting, world-building, editing, critiquing, lessons learned, and the likes. We’ll see how it goes as the words take shape.

Alright, well, I’m off to make breakfast, then head back to the House of Lust and Candor.


If you enjoyed this content, check out my books, The Bearer of Secrets, The Demon’s Fate, and For Heathens of Heaven on Amazon. All works are available on Kindle Unlimited, eBook, and print. Reviews can be found on Goodreads and Amazon.

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