The last time I gave an update regarding the sequel was when I said I wouldn’t update until I was done editing and the cover, as far as I remember. Well, I’m excited to announce that I’m done those two steps, and the proof copy has arrived! It arrived a couple weeks ago, but Christmas time was busy and I haven’t had much time to do anything regarding it.
My goal was to be done the sequel in time for Christmas, but to be honest, I was lazy. I could’ve easily had it done in time, but I procrastinated! Anyway, now I and my partner-in-editing will be going through the proof a few times to edit it. I’m hoping to get it done sometime this month, but don’t hold me to that. If I feel it’s necessary, I might take a bit longer to do go through it a few extra times, but I will see how it goes.
The next time I post an update will be when the book is complete and ready to buy on Amazon. I’m really excited for its completion, as I feel like it’s been five or more years in the making, and I’m hoping it lives up to my own hype and that everyone enjoys it!
Hi everyone! I just wanted to say that Dragons’ Myth is also available on Amazon.ca. The link on its page on my website brings you to .com. If you’re Canadian and would like to order from the Canadian Amazon site, click the link, then simply change the .com in the URL to .ca!
I know I said I wouldn’t post an another update until I was done, but I’m super pumped about it! The sequel is getting closer and closer to being done, which is extremely exciting. People have been waiting for it for about five years now, so to have it so close to completion is awesome. I’ve already done a few rounds of editing. Only a few more and then I will be ready to move on to designing the cover, which will probably take a decent amount of time, but the cover is the last thing on my to-do list for the book! Anyway, time to get back to work! Ciao for now.
I think the last update I did for the Dragons’ Myth sequel was in January! I missed posting an update for the 3/4 mark when that was passed; as far as I remember, I kept reminding myself but then kept forgetting! Anyway, so at this point in time, I’m basically done writing the book, which is exciting, since it has been about 5 years in the making (since I decided to redo the first before continuing the second). I’m very happy with the progress of the book – I made it a goal to be done writing it by summer so I could be fully done by fall/early winter, and I accomplished that goal. The reason I’m so happy with it is because the first one took about four years, and I can’t write one book every few years if I want being an author to actually be my career.
The sequel has *technically* taken about five, but that’s including deciding to go back and redo the original. I had around 50 pages at that point. I started working on the sequel again after I published the second version of the original, which was around November 2016. So I will have the sequel done in about a year’s worth of work. Even one book per year is not that many, however, so I will eventually be putting out at least a few per year!
Anyway, so I still have about 80 or so pages to write, but those will be completed as I edit and fill in all the areas I skipped (I skip sections/scenes as part of my go-to methods for overcoming writer’s block), as well as doing what I call “filler details”: the details added to make everything connected and flow. The only thing left on my to-do list for completing the second book is designing the cover.
I probably won’t be posting any more updates about the book after this until it’s fully done, simply because editing and doing the cover isn’t very noteworthy. As mentioned above, I’m still aiming for later this year as the release date! If you’re looking forward to the sequel, check back in a few months to see if there’s any updates!
Due to the possibility of Amazon deleting non-verified purchase reviews (which is silly by the way), I have decided to add a review form for Dragons’ Myth right here on my website for the people who buy through me. So to those who have read it, it would mean a lot if you would take a few moments to submit a review. Thanks!
Last night, the Dragons’ Myth sequel officially got to 50% completion, which I am extremely happy about! I also have the synopsis done already, which is a huge relief, as I’ve always struggled with condensing a 400+ page novel into a couple of short paragraphs. But who knows, maybe I’m getting better at it! I’ve also played around with the cover design a bit. I know how I want it to look, but I just have to take the time to make it, and make it look good.
On another note, I surprisingly already know the next book’s title, and more than likely the cover as well. I say “surprisingly”, because I usually can’t think of the title and cover that fast! However, I’m still not sure if I’m going to write the third instalment after the second, or if I’m going to write a separate book first. I don’t want to give anything away, but there would be something I would want to do with this separate book which I would like to happen before the third of the Dragons’ Myth series. But regardless, I’ll think about that more later, once I have the sequel published.
I’ll post another update when I reach 3/4 completion!
I now have an estimated time frame for putting together the eBook copy of Dragons’ Myth. I’ve decided to do it after publishing the Dragons’ Myth sequel, which will come out later this year. I thought maybe I would do it before that, but I decided not to, as the sequel has been four, going on five, years in the making (due to me deciding to redo the first), and I know people are looking forward to it; so I don’t want to postpone it any longer than necessary.
I lied, apparently! The book is back on Amazon already. That was like, what, fifteen minutes? Gosh. I’m a bit curious why they estimate the time frame so high. No complaining from me though!
It took a bit longer than I expected, but everything is good to go now for Dragons’ Myth; the errors have been fixed and it is officially in the process of getting back onto Amazon! It should be available again in 3 – 5 business days (so hopefully before the weekend).
I recently found out that ISBNs allow minor changes within a book instead of making every change require a new edition with a new ISBN. This is great news, as that allows me to fix any potential errors easily and quickly. On the same note, a couple people have notified me of a few small errors that snuck past the editing phase for Dragons’ Myth, and they (the errors) have been fixed and it should be available on Amazon again soon. Many thanks to the ones who pointed them out to me; I’m always looking to improve my writing and although I’m sure no book is 100% perfect, I want to have it as close as possible!
Due to the errors found, I have lowered the price of the copies of Dragons’ Myth being sold on my site here, as I have already have them and unfortunately can’t change them at this point. Please note, however, that I won’t be lowering the price every time any potential errors pop up. I’m simply doing it this once because one, I’m shifting over to selling through just Amazon instead of on here and Amazon and I therefore need to sell the rest of the stock that’s on here; and two, because the book can be updated on Amazon to fix any errors, whereas I can’t do that for the copies sold on my website.
Thanks again to the people who pointed the mistakes out to me!