Quick update: spoke with Shane and he is working on the new map and the formatting. The map for the book will take time because 1) it is now a two page spread and 2) we’re trying a new software for producing a more detailed image, so that’s cool, but also requires a learning curve. End of year publication still seems likely.
To sate your appetites, I will be posting an excerpt of book three here tomorrow or Sunday, and at least two others in the coming months. If you want to avoid spoilers, I will put a warning header on those posts.
Hey everyone, brief update.
Until the COVID situation calms down, I won’t be planning any major in person appearances or signings. I have talked to a few local places in Maine about doing some smaller appearances and readings, but no progress yet. I will update if that changes.
The Steed is in formatting at the moment, and in the meantime I have begun working on a collection of horror stories that I plan to release in late 2021 or early 2022. Those will be under the same name, but unrelated to the Legacy Chronicle series. I will put more information on the website once I am past the initial creation process.
In the meantime, I am still selling signed copies via Facebook or email. You can reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org and place book orders. I will take preorders for The Steed, but keep in mind a release date is still TBD (but I would guess before the end of the year).
Thanks for reading,
The book is done and has been handed off to Shane for formatting and insertion of art and images. Cover design is also underway. I will update when I get a clearer timetable of publication, but recall I do need to get a proof copy and review it before making the book available on Amazon and other retailers.
As always, I will sell books directly to readers and ship them to you for $25 each (that includes the shipping). If you buy two, that drops to $45, and when the third is available, I will sell all three together for $65.
Once I begin attending conventions and other events in person, the pricing there will remain $20 for one, $35 for two, and $50 for three books. It’s cheaper to get them in person if you can, and I love seeing people!
I am diving into a brief (I promise) new writing project: an anthology of horror stories that will also be available on Amazon and at events. I don’t have a publication date in mind yet, but it will come out quicker than the Legacy Chronicle books do. I will be starting work on book four soon, too, so don’t fret.
I am cranking out the appendices before sending the final book to Shane. I am hoping it will be done soon, but I do need to update the glossary and include a simple timeline.
I had hoped to be done sooner, but a lot has been going on that I have had to process with my family. Rather than go into detail, I’ll just link the article here: https://www.sunjournal.com/2021/07/18/hebron-academy-tumultuous-but-welcome-change-of-leadership/
Since I’m moving to a new school I haven’t had access to my laptop, which is supplied by our state and my favorite tool for writing on, and that became an excuse not to do as much as I could have been. I finally sat down today and worked on my desktop even though I don’t like using it for writing. Thanks for all your patience and understanding, I promise this book is coming soon and I think I’m getting myself back on track.
Here’s where we stand.
The main text of the book is completed. I need to do a brief look through for consistencies in capitalization and italics, but it’s done.
As is my practice, I’m going to include an updated glossary of factions and characters. This book will also have a condensed timeline of world events. As the scope of the story now begins to reference past instances of historical importance, having a rough representation of time passing from each is useful.
Also per usual, there will be appendices on background details that are part of the lore, but aren’t included as exposition dumps in the text itself. That is so readers can decide how much they want to dig through the fictional histories and cultures without it clogging up the story itself. There may be only two appendices in The Steed, instead of the three I had in the previous two books: The Lost Elves of Haddon Mirk and The Empire of the Lion.
If I do include a third lore topic, I’ll update the blog when I pick one. Because we’re in the process of moving, it may take me until the 4th to complete these additions to the final draft.
Thanks for reading and your patience.
It is done.
Appendices need to be added along with a glossary, but I will have the book out for the proof development within the weekend.
35 Chapters are now done final editing.
24 chapters of book three are now done. Progress was made yesterday, just forgot to post it. Nearing the halfway point.
Final edits done through Chapter 12.
It turns out I am also bad at speculative spelling.
This is about 20% of Book Three done, by my estimation.
This will be a daily update blog, brief and to the point, of final edits on Book Three.
As of today, the final editing is done of the Prologue through Chapter 2.
More updates tomorrow, in the interim, I’ve learned I suck at commas.