As mentioned in the publication announcement for Renascence, the $10 USD price was for a limited time to celebrate its launch. Now that a couple weeks have passed, the price will be going up to $12 USD sometime this coming weekend. So if you haven’t gotten a copy yet and you want to, you only have a few more days to get it for a couple dollars cheaper!
After about six years, I am extremely excited to announce that the sequel to Dragons’ Myth is finally now officially done, published, and for sale! You can find its page under the “Novels” tab, where you can read the book’s details and synopsis, see its cover, and find the link to its Amazon page. As of writing this post, the Amazon page won’t be fully done being built, but the book should still be able to be bought (if not, please let me know!). As mentioned previously, the link leads to the .com site. If you’re Canadian and would like to buy from its Canadian page, simply change the .com in the URL to .ca!
Because the title has already been questioned many times, I figure I will post my explanation here. So:
No, it’s not supposed to be Renaissance. Yes, it’s spelled right. Renascence, while very similar to the word “renaissance”, actually has a slightly different meaning, and that’s why I chose it. Renaissance, according to its definition, is about cultural rebirth, whereas renascence is just about rebirth in general. Its exact definition fits the plot so perfectly, so again, that’s why I chose it! The pronunciations of the two words are also slightly different. Renaissance is “ren-ah-saunse”, while renascence is either “ren-EH-sense” or “ren-AH-sense” (uppercase is the syllable to emphasize for proper pronunciation).
Anyway, back to the book! I’m so excited for you all to read it! Although many (most?) people think sequels aren’t as good as the first, I honestly personally think Renascence is better than the first, and I really hope it lives up to the expectations I have for it. It kind of boggles my mind that it’s been basically six or so years since I first published Dragons’ Myth, and the sequel has only come out now. Granted, it came out only a year and a half since the second edition of Dragons’ Myth, but the point still stands that I’d been working on only one book for over half a decade! So finally being able to say “I’ve published two books” is a milestone to me.
Currently, the price for Renascence is set at $10 USD ($13-something CAD), however, that price is only for a limited time. The price will go up to its normal price of $12 USD a week or two from today.
One thing I want to mention, is that I went through Renascence many times and tried very hard to make sure no errors made it to publication. That being said, it is still possible some slipped through (after all, even traditionally published novels have errors, and those authors have a whole team!), so if you buy the book and spot any, please let me know so I can fix it!
Lastly, please leave a (verified) review on its Amazon page if you buy a copy! It would mean a lot to me.
Thank you for your support, and I hope you love Renascence!
In a previous post I mentioned, I said I wouldn’t make any more updates about the sequel unless it was to say it’s for sale, but it’s been a few months since my latest update so I figured I’d let you all know that I’m still working on it (in case anyone was wondering!).
Lately, my main issue has been formatting the interior. I’ve been staying up until around 3am a lot lately trying to get issues figured out, and it has been quite frustrating. That being said, everything is basically good to go now. I went through the proof and made all the changes I wanted/needed to, and now I’m just waiting for the updated files to be approved through the review process.
I’ll be ordering a new proof just due to wanting to make sure everything is perfect before launch, which will take around a week or two from today. I don’t really want to, because at this point I just want it published already, but I think it would be silly not to. I won’t be reading through this one, though; I’m mainly interested in seeing the cover… But now that I’m writing this, I’m actually considering just going with seeing it through the digital proof instead to save that time (and money), in which case I could get it published within a few days from today.
Either way, I will of course post an update when it’s (finally!) published and ready to buy!
It’s now nearly the end of February, and I’m sad to say that the Dragons’ Myth sequel is still not up for sale. I know I said in my last update that I wouldn’t post another until it’s for sale, but that was two, going on three months ago, and I was expecting things to move at a proper pace. Unfortunately, my editing partner is not making editing one of his priorities. I’ve decided that if he is not done by the end of February, I will move on and figure something else out, because I wanted this book done three to four months ago already. Continue reading Delays and Other News
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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!
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