Darkness Rising Progression, Book Expansion, & Release Collection

Hello and happy Saturday everyone!

It’s been a busy week of re-writing, revising, editing, and re-writing some more. That said, I do want to give an update on a few items.

As of this writing, I have completed 8 out of the 30 chapters for Darkness Rising — or roughly 26% done. I am working at a rate of 5 chapters a week (sometimes more) so I should complete the re-write by sometime in mid-July. Once I achieve that, I will revise and edit Sea of Storms and Heart of the Sand. This process should go fairly quick as I do not have to wholesale re-write those books. Which leads me into…

Book Expansion! In the first drafts of Sea of Storms and Heart of the Sand, there were 26 and 24 chapters respectively. In the interest of novel symmetry, I will be increasing the chapter totals to match Darkness Rising. So when I release, there will be 30 chapters per book, which leads me into…

Release Collection! I had been considering for awhile whether to release the books individually or as a collective whole. In the end I have decided to release all three stories in a single tome. The Ancient Vestige trilogy is essentially one big, interconnected story rather than three separate narratives. The end result will be one long story (of 300,000+ words) instead of three separate novels of 100,000 words each.

That’s all from me this week. Enjoy the weekend (I’ll be busy writing!).

Announcements: trilogy re-branding, release window, book covers, and more!

Hello readers, Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and the world at large! I have some major announcements to make today, along with the re-launch of my website.

So let’s dig into it.

  • The final name for my first trilogy of stories will be Ancient Vestiges. Book titles remain unchanged: Darkness Rising, Sea of Storms, and Heart of the Sand.
  • I will be releasing all these stories as a collection this fall. It is likely that it will come out in October / November, but depending on how these final months go, I may be able to release at the end of September! I will update the release date window over the coming months.
  • The collection will be available in physical book and e-book formats. I am still determining the price, but there should not be much of a difference in pricing.
  • If you head over to the Books┬ásection of my website you will see the tentative book covers.
  • I will be updating this website every week detailing my progress, teasers, and narrative samples.

I cannot properly share how excited I am to lock down a release window. This has been over a decade in the making, and I am terribly excited that the world will be able to see the fruits of a long, fulfilling labour.