THOLAC 2.4–Burnout

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In short, what the title says. I’m burned out on THOLAC. While I hold a special place in my heart for the book, there is such a thing as too much. So, I’m pushing pause on the round 2 rewrites, stopping at about the 40% mark. So, what am I going to do in the meantime? Glad you asked.

I once started working on The Demon’s Fate (TDF) sequel, and I think I’m going to go back to that, at least temporarily. The first time around, I got about 25k into the novel and just kinda … stopped. I was warring with myself on where I wanted to go in the story. Utilizing what I’ve learned from THOLAC, that some very loose, barebones plotting is better than absolutely nothing. This gives me a direction to go yet still spontaneity can happen. I think I like this method.

That said, I tossed some ideas around yesterday, and I think I will migrate over to TDF sequel. Speaking of sequels, I’m partial to the thought of a series of novellas for The Dark Portal (TDP). So, those are also on the back burner and might be moving to the forefront. What’s more, the entire universe I’m creating is tethered together, so there could be elements or species introduced in TDP or in TDF that could carry over into other stories. The backbone of everything is in my main fantasy series. With Volume II hitting the shelf this year, I hope to have volume III out either in 2022 or early 2023. Only time and finances will tell.

That’s it for this round, short and sweet. I shall return…

If you enjoyed this content, check out my books, The Bearer of SecretsMark of the ProfaneThe Demon’s FateThe Dark Portal, 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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